Churches of Nova Scotia

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Dundurn, 2004 - History - 158 pages
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Churches of Nova Scotia is as much a human interest book as it is about ecclesiastical buildings. Both text and photographs tell the story of more than 30 Nova Scotia churches, but in the telling, the relationship between the interior life and history of the churches and the exterior and architecture of the church buildings is explored. The book is well balanced, containing a selection of churches from all parts of the province and representing a variety of denominational and ethnic identities, time periods, and architectural styles.


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This is Robert Tuck here. My book "Churches of Nova Scotia" is having an up and down history. Published by Dundurn it was marketed at $29.98 and then after several years remaindered. I was given brief notice by Dundurn and dashed off to Toronto to "rescue" my books. Unknown to me my wife phoned the proprietor of Dundurn (an old friend) - when I got to Toronto I was told the situation was not urgent and so I brought back to Charlottetown only half (about 750) the remaindered books. At some expense I had a photo made and printed on sticky paper of the rebuilt Lunenburg church interior which I have inserted in my copies, which I am now selling at $20 per copy. Dundurn remaindered the copies I left behind. Last November they were snapped up by Amazon etc. I am PAID ZERO FROM REMAINDERED COPIES ALTHOUGH I AM THE AUTHOR. If you have any conscience Amazon etc. ought to make me an offer for my copies with the insert. My phone number is <902-628-1955> my address is 90 Maplewood, Charlottetown, PE, C1A 2X6. Email 


Introduction Chapter Five
Chapter Two 49
Chapter Three 55
Holy Hubris 133
Chapter Eleven 135
Chapter Twelve Epilogue
Chapter Thirteen 145
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Page 15 - The Communion Table stood against the southern wall, with a low railing before it. The pulpit — a three decker — was a little to the west of the centre aisle. On either side — east and west — were square pews for the officers of the army and navy. On either side of the centre aisle, in front of the Communion Table, were the pews for the Governor, the Admiral and the Bishop. The Governor's...
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About the author (2004)

Robert Tuck was born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia and before following his family into the Anglican priesthood he reported for the Halifax Chronicle and taught at King's School. He settled in Charlottetown, PEI in 1992 where he occupies a canon's stall at St. Peter's Cathedral. Since then, he has curated exhibitions at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on a variety of Island topics, including the subject of his first book with Dundurn, Gothic Dreams: The Life and Times of William Critchlow, 1845-1913.

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