Terry Boyle is a Canadian author, lecturer, and teacher who has shared his passion for history and folklore in many books since 1976, including four Haunted Ontario titles. He has hosted television's Creepy Canada and radio's Discover Ontario on Classical 103.1 FM. He lives near Burk's Falls, Ontario.
Terry Boyle unveils the eccentric and bizarre in these mini-histories of Ontarioâ€™s towns and cities: the imposter who ran the Rockwood Asylum in Kingston; Ian Flemingâ€™s inspiration for James Bond; the Prince of Walesâ€™s undignified crossing of Rice Lake; the tragic life of Joseph Brant; the man who advertised his wifeâ€™s death before poisoning her; as well as Ontarioâ€™s first bullfight and the answer to the question, "Why did so many lumberjacks sport beards?"
The colourful characters, Native legends, and incredible tales that make up our provinceâ€™s fascinating past come alive in Hidden Ontario. From Bancroft, Baldoon, and Brighton to Timmins, Toronto, and Trenton, find out more about the Ontario you thought you knew.
"History is alive and well in this interesting new bookâ€¦. Anyone who loves the past, along with intriguing stories, will want to add Hidden Ontario to their library."