Book Launch with James Macnutt
Thursday December 12 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Just in time for Christmas gift giving, we are excited to launch Jim's latest book, The Spectre of Stanhope Lane on December 12th at 7 PM at The Carriage House at Beaconsfield, 2 Kent Street.
Every summer Frank Longworth, a pragmatic and matter-of-fact lawyer, takes himself away from the bustle of his business and family life and enjoys a few solitary weeks in the pristine coastal landscape of Prince Edward Island, Canada. One evening, as he takes his usual walk from his cottage to the beach, he comes into contact with something inexplicable and sinister. It is an encounter that will shake his tidily organised life to its foundations…
“The Spectre of Stanhope Lane is written with imagination, creativity, and amazing insight and attention to historical detail and research into the Scottish world and the place of the diaspora. Sense of place, heritage, genealogy, class, and mystery are woven together and exhibit a writer who has come of age. Warmly recommended to Prince Edward Islanders and visitors to the Island and all who are intrigued by all things Scottish. I want to see that wall!”
Dr Jack Whytock, author and lecturer
Book signing with Gary Macdougall
Saturday December 14 | 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 12 to 3 pm at Bookmark when author Gary Macdougall will be signing copies of his new book, Wayne Gray: A Man of Vision.
This is a success story with lots of trials and tribulations along the way, with bankruptcy looming large for Wayne Gray in the early going. How he triumphs against all odds is revealed in this book.
Wayne was a business “disruptor” before the word came into vogue. He brought a number of innovations to the eyeglass industry, which helped propel him from being a small optical store owner in Charlottetown to overseeing and owning an Atlantic Canada giant in the eyeglass industry.
Wayne Gray left school after Grade 8 with big dreams and a lot of determination. The young farm boy, who went where he dreamed of going, knows he could not have done so without the loyal support of his former Vogue Optical employees and his family, whose love and support he has felt all along. He has dedicated this book to them.