Haunted Hamilton

Category: Haunted Hamilton

From my earliest memories, I remember the special thrill of holding a new book in my hands, turning it over, investigating the front and back covers before carefully cracking it open and exploring inside. (I should add that by “new book” I mean a book that was new to me – it could be a library book, borrowed from a friend, passed on from a relative or purchased at a local garage sale.

Each of the places I have called home in Ontario are near and dear to my heart, filled with fond memories, and happen to be haunted -- not just with my vivid memories of them, but with spirits, ghosts and other unexplainable phenomenon.

It was during a ghost walk in Ottawa that I realized history could indeed come alive with ghostly tales. From the haunted downtown hostel on Nicholas Street that used to be the Carleton County jail to the Museum of Nature whose ghosts have a direct effect on the high turnover of security guards, Ottawa has its fair share of both ghosts and history.

Dundurn Press is pleased to announce that two of its titles, Haunted Hamilton by Mark Leslie and Empty Cradle by Diana Walsh, have been nominated for the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Non-fiction. They are joined in the non-fiction category by one other finalist: Hamilton Illustrated by David Collier.

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Once again it has been a busy week, with our authors receiving award nominations and getting some awesome media attention and our staff keeping busy both in the office and overseas at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Speaking of Frankfurt, check out our booth, doesn't it look great? That's our VP Beth Bruder between appointments, surrounded by Dundurn books and posters. Beth and our Director of Sales and Marketing, Margaret Bryant, are keeping very busy meeting with publishers, rights agents, and book sellers from around the world.