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I was stressed from travelling with hoards of people in China, many who wanted to practice their first English lessons on me. Joanne and I were headed to the Longmen Grotto, carved limestone caves that held over 100,000...

Books & Co is an independent bookstore; one of those disappearing anomalies that are surviving the slaughter of the Canadian retail book trade by...

China in 1983 tried to accommodate independent tourists by providing at least one English-speaking employee at services where foreigners might appear. Also, the Chinese International Travel...

Recent Books

English Department of the Spirit

This book is a comprehensive and detailed history of the generic English Department, beginning with the Elizabethan pre-school and grammar school. It shows...

Shafted - A Mystery

Auxiliary cop Margo Jamieson’s discovery of a nasty note in a dead man’s golf jacket sends her to local historian John Larssen for help. The conflicting...

Sidetracked: The struggle for BC's Fossils

What began as a hunting trip to British Columbia’s Northern Rockies in 2000 turns into one of the province’s most important fossil finds – the Monroe...