Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters

Launch of The Lighkeeper's Daughters
by Jean Pendziwol

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing

Elvis the Mountie Dog Steals the Show at the Book Signing
Elvis, Joan M. Baril, customer poet Rob Lem

Thursday, October 23, 2008

One of Canada' funniest writers - a launch

Charlie Wilkins is having his new book launch
Saturday, October 25 noon to 4
at the Finnish Book Store on Bay and Algoma.

Charlie will read at 1. p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Here's a little summary of his book, which is a true story, based on his time working in a Toronto graveyard.

In the hazy summer of 1969, Charles Wilkins, then a university student,took a job as a gravedigger and roustabout in a huge Toronto cemetery.
The bizarre-but-true events of that time - including a midsummer gravediggers' strike, the unearthing of a victim of an unsolved murder, and a little illegal bone-shifting - play out amidst a Barnumesque parade of muckers and misfits in this macabre and hilarious memoir.

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