Excerpt: Bygone Days – Folklore, Traditions & Fingernails, by Reginald “Dutch” Thompson

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Better known as “Dutch”— Reginald Thompson is a multi-faceted storyteller with unforgettable voices—those of Roy from Murray Harbour North, Adelaide from Bunbury, Gus from Chepstow, and countless others. He tells the stories of the Bygone days in Prince Edward Island [sometimes NS, too], that, without Dutch’s talent and care, might be remembered only by family and close friends or lost altogether.

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Full disclosure: I’m not from the book world. But in the last year, I’ve been captured by it. The region’s publishers and authors’ passion, creativity and openness are infectious, and as business guy turned book convert, my goal now is to both expand awareness and consumption of Atlantic books. Recently, one of Canada’s largest book printers commented that there are more new books coming out of…

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Home. The word conjures up vivid images and, oftentimes, conflicting emotions. We may be anxious to leave home or long to return. It might be a particular house, neighbourhood or town. It could evoke memories of boisterous family gatherings or of a quiet, cosy place to find peace and solitude. Home means different things to different people while still being a concept that resonates in some way with everyone.

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Excerpt: Bygone Days – Folklore, Traditions & Fingernails, by Reginald “Dutch” Thompson

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Better known as “Dutch”— Reginald Thompson is a multi-faceted storyteller with unforgettable voices—those of Roy from Murray Harbour North, Adelaide from Bunbury, Gus from Chepstow, and countless others. He tells the stories of the Bygone days in Prince Edward Island [sometimes NS, too], that, without Dutch’s talent and care, might be remembered only by family and close friends or lost altogether.