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BC Historical Federation Recognizes Heather Harbord's Texada Tapestry
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 3:17pm
Harbour Publishing congratulates author Heather Harbord for her book Texada Tapestry: A History which received an Honorable Mention in the BC Historical Federation's Competition for Historical Writing for 2011! The annual awards recognize books that feature outstanding stories and writings about British Columbia's history.
Texada Tapestry provides an in-depth look at the people and places that have contributed to the fascinating history of the largest island in the Strait of Georgia. Best known for its long strip of coveted mineralized granite and limestone dividing the upper gulf, Texada Island is now better known as the home of the illegal agriculture product called Texada Gold.
Author Heather Harbord’s dedicated research includes over a hundred interviews with locals and old-timers, creating a captivating book full of unforgettable characters, humorous anecdotes and many previously unpublished photographs. A follow-up to Heather’s BC bestseller Desolation Sound: A History (Harbour Publishing, 2007), Texada Tapestry is another valuable volume on the history of the BC coast.