The Spitting Champion of the World: Memories of Antigonish -by Max Haines -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Nova Scotia )

By: Haines, Max (signed)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by MaxHaines, 270 pages, ---"Bootlegger, chicken-plucker, naval cadet, and public speaker—Max Haines has led an interesting life. Long before becoming Canada’s best-known crime writer, Max was a young boy surrounded by colourful characters in his hometown of Antigonish. Watch out for Mother St. Regina, the strict nun who finds fault with Max after a misunderstanding over a piece of candy; beware of Mary Ellen “The Spook,” whose other-worldly powers have all the town talking; catch up with telephone operator Alison, whose eavesdropping and gossiping keeps the whole town informed at remarkable speed, and heed the word of Willie the jailer, who lets his charges roam for the day but threatens to lock them out for good if they don’t make it back by curfew. Let Max lead you back to the Nova Scotia of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. There are no traffic lights, no mail delivery, and no numbers on doors, and if you want to call, Max’s family’s phone number is simply 9. Filled with the larger-than-life inhabitants of a small town (and its occasionally baffled visitors), The Spitting Champion of the World is a lively, funny, and heartwarming collection of stories from a simpler time, told with Max Haines’s signature sparkling humour."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: The Spitting Champion of the World: Memories of Antigonish -by Max Haines -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Nova Scotia )

Author Name: Haines, Max (signed)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2007

ISBN Number: 0670064831

ISBN Number 13: 9780670064830

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 158985

Keywords: Haines, Max