Highlighted by brilliant photographs, the colourful stories of British Columbia’s history leap off the pages of this beautiful book. BC became a colony in 1858, and Free Spirit celebrates its 150 years with a selection of vignettes about objects from our collective past and the people intimately involved with them. This entertaining book captures the essence of British Columbia and the diversity of its people and landscapes. Among the stories are a dozen personal stories and short family histories by British Columbians from around the province.
“Together, the stories in this book show the astounding depth of experience of the people in this young colony-turned-province – often an experience much deeper than its 150 years.” — from the Introduction.
This book also includes the DVD, Evergreen Playland, a colourful collection of BC tourism travelogues from the 1950s and ’60s.
About the Author
Gerald Truscott was born and raised in British Columbia. He has been the Royal BC Museum’s publisher and editor for more than 20 years. He has written fiction and non-fiction on a variety of subjects, and has published several short stories and articles.