Books

Shipwrecks Off the East Coast

Some ships, it seems, are ill-fated. Misfortune and disaster follow these unfortunate vessels wherever they go. The stories of nine such ships are told in this exciting collection of shipwreck tales, which feature hope and despair, triumph and catastrophe.

This book was first published in 2005 and again in 2009.  It is currently available as an ebook for the Kindle and Kobo ebook readers.  I hope to see in back in print in 2014.  You can purchase it through Amazon.ca; Amazon.com; and Indigo – you will notice that some of the pricing is outrageous – this is because it is currently ‘out of print’ – the ebook version is very reasonable.  You will also notice a blue cover – that is the latest printing done in 2009 – the inside of the book is the same, just the cover changed.

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Scenic St. Martins: Jewel of the Bay of Fundy

I love photography and I love the province where I live – New Brunswick.  I also love to share photography on this beautiful place.  So, it was only natural that my friend Ethel King, also an avid photographer and writer, and I combine our photography and writing efforts and create a book showcasing one of our favourite places, St. Martins, New Brunswick.

This book has many photos of the Village of St. Martins and the surrounding area.  It also includes information on the history  of the region and a couple of short stories regarding local shipwrecks.

The book is priced at $11.00 Cdn and measures 5.5”x8.5” and is a full colour photography printed on glossy paper.  You can purchase Scenic St. Martins: Jewel of the Bay of Fundy at Cole’s Bookstores and the Indigo Bookstore in Saint John, NB, and through this website using PayPal for $11.00, (plus shipping and handling).  It is also available at many gift shops, restaurants, B & Bs and the Quaco Museum in the Village of St. Martins during the tourist season (May to October).

Scenic St. Martins: Jewel of the Bay of Fundy

 

A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John – Canada’s Oldest City

I grew up and live not far from Saint John, New Brunswick which has the distinction of being Canada’s oldest incorporated city.  So, when looking for the topic for the next book in our series on ‘Cities, Towns and Villages of New Brunswick’, co-author Ethel King and I didn’t have to look too far.

The photography in ‘A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John- Canada’s Oldest City’ showcases the unique architecture and landscape of the city.  The book also contains historical information and anecdotal stories to entertain the reader.  The book has information on the rebuilding of Saint John after the great fire of 1877; the Loyalist Burial Grounds; the fastest ship in the world the “Marco Polo”; and Charles Gorman – the man with the million-dollar legs.

‘A Pictorial Walk Through Historic Saint John- Canada’s Oldest City’ is available at local bookstores in Saint John, and from me by writing to writer@carmelvivier.com.

The book is priced at $15.00 Cdn and measures 5.5”x8.5” and is a full colour photography book printed on glossy paper.

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