Sensational Victoria: Bright Lights, Red Lights, Murders, Ghosts & Gardens

by Eve Lazarus

Anvil Press Publishers | November 15, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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The follow-up to Eve Lazarus's successful 'At Home with History: The Untold Secrets of Greater Vancouver's Heritage Homes', 'Sensational Victoria' gives us a glimpse into aspects of Victoria rarely talked about in the tourist brochures or flowery garden guidebooks. 'Sensational Victoria' covers legendary women, including Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Gwen Cash, Sylvia Holland, and Myfanwy Pavelic; prominent madams and their brothels; murders in the capital-five ranging from 1898 to 1992; and, the homes of limners (painters of ornamental decoration), writers, and entertainers, including Herbert Siebner, Elza Mayhew, Pat Martin Bates, Robin Skelton, Carole Sabiston, Bruce Hutchison, Alice Munro, David Foster, Spoony Sundher, and Nell Shipman. Lavishly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary photographs, 'Sensational Victoria' is a must-read for both history buffs and regular visitors to The Garden City. "This has already been a stellar year for books about local history. If you're still looking for a gift, there are more than a dozen top-quality choices on the shelves, from books on Victoria City Hall and the University of Victoria to ones on the Japanese community and Government Street. This late arrival, 'Sensational Victoria', is one of the year's best." - 'Times Colonist (Victoria)'

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.4 × 7.47 × 0.44 in

Published: November 15, 2012

Publisher: Anvil Press Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1927380065

ISBN - 13: 9781927380062

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Sensational Victoria: Bright Lights, Red Lights, Murders, Ghosts & Gardens

Sensational Victoria: Bright Lights, Red Lights, Murders, Ghosts & Gardens

by Eve Lazarus

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.4 × 7.47 × 0.44 in

Published: November 15, 2012

Publisher: Anvil Press Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1927380065

ISBN - 13: 9781927380062

From the Publisher

The follow-up to Eve Lazarus's successful 'At Home with History: The Untold Secrets of Greater Vancouver's Heritage Homes', 'Sensational Victoria' gives us a glimpse into aspects of Victoria rarely talked about in the tourist brochures or flowery garden guidebooks. 'Sensational Victoria' covers legendary women, including Emily Carr, Nellie McClung, Gwen Cash, Sylvia Holland, and Myfanwy Pavelic; prominent madams and their brothels; murders in the capital-five ranging from 1898 to 1992; and, the homes of limners (painters of ornamental decoration), writers, and entertainers, including Herbert Siebner, Elza Mayhew, Pat Martin Bates, Robin Skelton, Carole Sabiston, Bruce Hutchison, Alice Munro, David Foster, Spoony Sundher, and Nell Shipman. Lavishly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary photographs, 'Sensational Victoria' is a must-read for both history buffs and regular visitors to The Garden City. "This has already been a stellar year for books about local history. If you're still looking for a gift, there are more than a dozen top-quality choices on the shelves, from books on Victoria City Hall and the University of Victoria to ones on the Japanese community and Government Street. This late arrival, 'Sensational Victoria', is one of the year's best." - 'Times Colonist (Victoria)'

About the Author

Eve Lazarus is a business reporter and freelance writer with a passion for history and old houses. She is the author of 'At Home with History: The Untold Secrets of Greater Vancouver's Heritage Homes' (Anvil), 'The Life & Art of Frank Molnar', 'Jack Hardman and LeRoy Jensen', co-written with Claudia Cornwall, and Wendy Newbold Patterson (Mother Tongue), and Frommer's 'Vancouver with Kids', and blogs obsessively about houses and their genealogies at www.blog.evelazarus.com