General News · 11th November 2008
Jeanette Taylor launches her new book, Tidal Passages: A History of the Discovery Islands ($36.95 hardcover), at Mansons Hall on Friday, November 28 at 7:30 pm with a slide show and talk. The event is sponsored by the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society and Marnie's Books. Admission is free.
In Tidal Passages, Jeanette delves into the history of Cortes, Read, Sonora, Maurelle, Hardwicke, Stuart, Redonda and Thurlow Islands, also covering many smaller islands and the surrounding mainland inlets.
Since the 1970s, Jeanette has collected hundreds of photographs and documents and conducted interviews with long-time residents whose memories reached as far back as the late 1890s. The result is an absorbing story of pioneering, resilience, humour and kinship. Overflowing with archival photos and painstakingly researched, Tidal Passages is history and storytelling at its best.
For more information about the book launch, phone the Cortes Island Museum at 250-935-6340 or Marnie's Books at 250-935-0212. Doors open at 7pm and refreshments will be served.
Jeanette Taylor, photo by Elise Côté