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An fun number of lives and tales from the eccentric facet of Canada’s heritage.

A joyous romp in the course of the again pages of Canadian quirkiness, Canadian Folk presents a clean examine the saints, sinners, oddballs, and outright nutbars who've populated the Canadian landscape.

They have been forever northbound or south; they have been inveterate walkers, or international category runners, millionaires in ill-advised Citroen half-tracks. The stressed characters who spanned these miles and who fill the pages of this e-book have been fuelled by way of the goals, the doubts, and the certainties in their instances, a sure bet that now turns out unfathomable to us and regularly maddening. From doomed explorers to celebrated poets of cheese, this assortment presents a desirable examine the eminent and no-so-eminent characters who got here prior to us and left their vibrant mark on Canada’s history.

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