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Author Jean Barman Travels Across British Columbia on Book Tour

Posted: September 26, 2008

Author Jean Barman will be presenting on her new book, British Columbia: Spirit of the People, at the following locations this fall:

- Campbell River: Tuesday, September 30th, Presentation and signing at Coho Books (1074 Shoppers Row) at 7:00pm
- Courtenay: Wednesday, October 1st, Presentation and signing at Courtenay & District Museum (207 4th Street) at 7:00pm
- Nanaimo: Friday, October 3rd, Presentation and signing at Harbourfront Library (90 Commercial Street) at 1:00pm
- Victoria: Saturday, October 4th, Joint presentation and signing with Victoria Underfoot editors Brenda Clark and Nick Russell at Munro’s Books (1108 Government Street) at 2:00pm

The text of British Columbia: Spirit of the People, by Barman, is ambitious in scope. Barman delves into BC’s history and geography as she explores the province, region-by-region. The book looks at the different geographical areas, with sections devoted to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, the Okanagan/Boundary, the Southern Interior, West and East Kootenay, the Central Coast, the Northwest, the Central Interior and the Northeast. From the large stretches of open range and grassland of the Southern Interior, to the rugged geography of the Kootenays and Coast Mountains, to the verdant beauty of the Gulf Islands and the excitement of the province’s cities and communities, each of BC’s geographic regions offer unique local characteristics and cultural flavour.

Noted BC historian Jean Barman is the author of six previous books, including the BC bestseller The Remarkable Adventures of Portguese Joe Silvey and Stanley Park’s Secret, winner of the 2006 City of Vancouver Book Prize. Barman’s longtime, impassioned pursuit to understand and uncover the history of British Columbia has earned her a position as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada