Main content

On the rocks with Jack Knox : islanders I will never forget

Available Formats:

  • Publisher:
    Heritage House, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

Details:

  • Author: Knox, Jack
    Date:
    Created
    2018
    Summary:

    A captivating collection of Jack Knox's most memorable, heart-warming, inspiring, and off-beat human-interest stories. Praise for Jack Knox: "Canada needs more Knox!" - Will Ferguson. "Knox is the most underrated writer in Canada." - Les Leyne. "There are a few key secrets to a happy life in Victoria-avoiding downtown when the cruise ships are in, knowing exactly how late you can get to the ferry terminal, and reading Jack Knox." - Mark Leiren-Young. From bestselling author and beloved columnist Jack Knox comes a new collection of unforgettable true stories about the people who shape the unique culture of Vancouver Island and its surrounding areas. Full of humanity, heart, and sometimes humour, On the Rocks with Jack Knox celebrates ordinary people who have extraordinary stories to tell. From Alban Michael, the last person on Earth to speak Nuchatlaht, to Diana Deans, the Port Angeles customs inspector who caught the Millennium Bomber, to Victoria's Rudi Hoenson, who survived a Japanese labour camp and the atomic bomb at Nagasaki to become one of the happiest souls you'll ever meet, the people in this fascinating volume represent all walks of life. Elders, heroes, criminals, and oddballs are all worthy subjects in the world Jack Knox.

    Original Publisher: Victoria, Heritage House
    Language(s): English