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Brandy & Summer Wine:
An Anthology of Personal Poems, Critiques & Biographies from the Bell, Book & Candle Poetry Club of Thunder Bay

Written by
Bill MacDonald

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174 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888874139
$18.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book Come rub shoulders with the vain, intolerant, backbiting members of the Bell, Book & Candle poetry club (B.B.C. for short). Meet the club´s sneaky, opportunistic founder, Lester Rosenblum, unscrupulous retired car salesman. Meet his cousin and ill-fated assistant, Lucy Fleck. Meet weird Narcissa Pearsall, landlady, gift shop owner, and her live-in handyman/security guard, Jason Hake. Best of all, meet the forty poets, read their submitted poems, some funny, some sad, some vulgar, some not bad. Read their critiques of each other´s work, some bitter, some base, some perceptive. Read their truthful, unflattering bios, their editor's caustic comments. Percy Bysshe Shelley should turn over in his grave.

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About the Author Bill MacDonald
Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include: "Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009), "The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).

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