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Synopsis: Before becoming Newfoundland's famous author of sea tragedies, Cassie Brown wrote hundreds of shortstories as a professional journalist.
Twelve stories are presented here: Tales of shipwrecks, captains, sealers and sailors, and heroic women, all described by one of Newfoundland's most respected authors.
Headlining this collection is an account of the sinking of the S.S. Caribou, torpedoed by German submarine U-69 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, killing 137 men, women and children, including Caption Ben Tavenor and his two sons.
Also included is Cassie Brown's short story "DeathMarch," which she later developed into the best-selling book Death on the Ice. Another tale briefly describes the tragic S.S. Florizel disaster on Newfoundland's Southern Shore.
About the Author: Cassie Brown was a Newfoundlander, born and bred. A successful writer of stage and radio plays, she was a reporter and columnist for the Daily News in St. John's for seven years. Her own works include Death on the Ice and Standing Into Danger.
Title: A Winter's Tale: The Wreck of the Florizel
Publisher: Flanker Press Ltd.
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Doubleday, Toronto, 1992. Softcover. Book Condition: Good +. B/W Photographs (illustrator). Later Printing. SUBTITLED: ` The Wreck of Florizel ' . In February of 1918, a Halifax ship ran aground at Cape Race. There were many passengers on board. The whole incident including a somewhat successful rescue led to a government inquiry. LEARN about : Kitty Cantwell, Seaman Charles Bailey, the Marconi house, and the cross-alleyway. Section of b/w photos at center. Cond ; Front cover graphic shows the Florizel on the reef still under steam. Volume has several flaws - including markings on the first 43 pages none of them fatal . Reading copy only. Quote (p. 108) : " Quickly the men of Cappahayden dressed, put on oilskins, gathered ropes, lines, gaffs, any kind of gear that might come in handy, then made ._._._. ." Size: 8vo. Trade Size. Bookseller Inventory # 008324
Book Description Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Name written on the first page of the book, a little wear on the edges, otherwise the book is in very good condition, tight with clean unmarked pages. Quality Books. Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Usually ships within 1-2 business days. If you buy this book from us, we will donate a book to a local school. We donate 10,000+ books to local schools every year. If there are any problems, pleases ask us to resolve it amicably before leaving any feedback. Bookseller Inventory # R23610S
Book Description Flanker Press Ltd. Unbound. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0385251815I3N00