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Nova Scotia publishers to get up to $1.1 million to grow industry, announces Community, Cultures and Heritage Minister Tony Ince.

A tale of horses, hurt and healing

Riding horses was not just something Marjorie Simmins did, it was who she was. Then a riding accident left the Cape Breton-based writer unsure if she would have to quit the sport forever. Year of the Horse chronicles her journey back into the saddle.

Explosion aftermath: Author aims to clear name of Mont Blanc harbour pilot

The damaged Roome Street school remained standing, but more than 80 children were killed in the houses and streets leading up to it. (Nova Scotia Archives)

The damaged Roome Street school remained standing, but more than 80 children were killed in the houses and streets leading up to it. (Nova Scotia Archives)

Janet Maybee is a woman on a mission. She promised the late Mona Mackey Holmes she would clear her father’s name. Maybee’s book, Aftershock: The Halifax Explosion and the Persecution of Francis Mackey, shortlisted for two Atlantic Book Awards, is part of the plan.

WWII through the camera’s eye: Book documents Canadian film, photo unit

Was it worth it? That was the question Sgt. Alan Grayston asked when he sent film of an attack on Carpiquet, in Normandy, France, on July 4, 1944, back to headquarters covered in the blood of his fallen driver.

Award-winning expatriate MacLeod on list for Booker Prize

Alison MacLeod speaks with a soft English accent. She lives in Brighton, England, where she teaches contemporary fiction at the University of Chichester in West Sussex. But in her heart, she’s still a Nova Scotian. The author, who grew up in Halifax, was longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Unexploded, her tale of a family on the south coast of England in 1940 living in fear of a German invasion.

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