Montreal: The Unknown City

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Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002 - Travel - 271 pages
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Montreal: The Unknown City is the newest addition to Arsenal's bestselling series of urban city guides. As one of North America's most popular travel destinations, Montreal is world renowned for its European style, countless festivals, scintillating nightlife and world-class cuisine. But with more than 350 years of history, Canada's original megalopolis conceals more than its share of -little-known charms.

For example, did you know that:

Movie star Veronica Lake actually died in Montreal, but her body was transported to Vermont so she would not have appeared to have died in "Sin City North."

The Pinball Wizard from Pete Townshend's Tommy: The Rock Opera may have been based on a Montreal waif named Pamela Marchant.

Baseballer Barry Bonds has married not one, but two Montreal exotic dancers.

Montreal: The Unknown City offers a lesser-known take on the remarkable places, wide-open spaces and world-famous faces that make the city and district unique. A fun-filled resource for visitors and locals alike, its ten -sections are packed with notorious scandals, strange-but-true anecdotes and indiscreet facts. From whispered-about cycling paths to cut-rate shopping, astonishing eateries to skinny dipping, this book has Montreal uncovered. Read it and you shall come.

Two-color throughout, with more than 150 black-and-white photographs.

Kristian and John David Gravenor are writers and editors in Montreal.

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Containing history, lore, curious facts, and black-and-white photos of landmarks, this compendium targets anyone in some way associated with Montreal, the second-largest metropolis in Canada. With ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Kristian Gravenor loiters endlessly around Montreal's west end, spending countless hours staring out at Oxford Park. He periodically finds time to write local news stories and a weekly city column for the Montreal Mirror.

A news editor with CanWest Interactive, John David Gravenor was editor of the weekly Hudson & St Lazare Times, and literary critic for The National Post and Montreal's Gazette. He remembers where he was when Elvis died.

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