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Dunmora

The Story of a Heritage Manor House on Vancouver Island

Step back in time and listen to the walls talking as the writer describes a totally different world through almost ten decades in the life of Dunmora, a heritage manor house on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. The reader will relish learning about the different owners and the many visitors that came to the house through the years. Numerous anecdotes of neighbours and faithful Chinese staff will be enjoyed as will the plethora of archival and modern photographs of this beautiful home and estate overlooking the Saanich Inlet. A fascinating, undiscovered gem of history makes for a good read. 

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Dunmora

Dunmora The Story of a Heritage Manor House on Vancouver Island Step back in time and listen to the walls talking as the writer describes a totally different world through almost ten decades in the life of Dunmora, a heritage manor house on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. The reader will relish learning about …

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If More Walls Could Talk

If More Walls Could Talk: Vancouver Island’s Houses from the Past In this sequel, Valerie Green has again lent an ear to some historic homes, this time exploring other homes in Greater Victoria, plus those on southern Vancouver Island, Duncan, the Cowichan Valley, Port Alberni, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Courtney, Campbell River, and the North Island. …

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Mysterious British Columbia

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Vanished: The Michael Dunahee Story

Vanished: The Michael Dunahee Story In March 1991, Michael Wayne Dunahee was abducted from a Victoria, BC playground, virtually in front of his parents’ eyes. Police were alerted within minutes of Michael’s disappearance, and a full-scale search of the area was initiated immediately, but with no witnesses to the crime, law enforcement was stymied. There …

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Fifty Conversations from the Past:

Fifty Conversations from the Past: Imaginary Interviews of a Time-Traveling Reporter This book is a completely different way to look at the history of British Columbia—through the voices of those who actually lived it. “A veritable cornucopia of characters that helped make British Columbia the fascinating province it is today.”  Sue Hodgson, Publisher Publication Details …

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Above Stairs

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Gamblers, Gunmen and Good-time Gals

Gamblers, Gunmen and Good-time Gals Living It Up in the Wild West The promise of fast money and good times attracted some of America’s most legendary personalities to the mines, gambling dens, and bordellos of early Colorado. This was a world of famous gunslingers, slick con men, expert gamblers, and high-class madams. This is a …

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Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers

Legends, Liars, and Lawbreakers Incredible Tales from the Pacific Northwest Throughout history some people have pushed the limit of what is acceptable to society. Those featured in this book lived in an era when smuggling was rife, liquor was plentiful, and murder was rampant. Many become legends in their own lifetimes and, although often feared …

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If These Walls Could Talk

If These Walls Could Talk Victoria’s Houses from the Past How many times have you walked by or through an interesting old house, wondering about its past and what tales its walls could whisper if they could answer your questions? Although many of Victoria’s heritage homes have disappeared, some remain- some rich and elegant and …

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The Vantreights: A daffodil dynasty

The Vantreights: A Daffodil Dynasty This excellent history of over 100 years of operating a farming enterprise on Vancouver Island is interspersed with family anecdotes and stories of their local connections with politics, sporting events, and racing-car activities. Publication Details Author: Green, ValeriePublisher ‏: ‎GAV Publishing, 1997 Order Now: From the Author – books@valeriegreenauthor.com Your …

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Upstarts and Outcasts

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Embrace the Journey: A Care Giver’s Story

Embrace the Journey A Care Giver’s Story Part personal story, part resource guide for care givers, Embrace the Journey will touch your heart. In midlife, as the adult child of ailing parents, Valerie Green faced the challenges of making agonizing decisions and choices for parents who wanted to “age in place.” This book is Valerie’s personal journey, …

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