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Adult Nonfiction
Pages: 120
Themes: local history, Craigdarroch castle, Dunsmuir, Victoria
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 19/Mar/2019
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Award-winning author Terry Reksten chronicles the fascinating history of Dunsmuir Castle. Built by affluent coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, this unique architectural wonder sits atop the highest point of land in Victoria, British Columbia, attracting thousands of visitors every year.

Craigdarroch journeys through the castle's checkered past, from the heady days when it was the most expensive residence in western Canada to the time it became the prize in a lottery so unusual that it was featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Serving as a military hospital, a college and a music conservatory over the years, this extravagant castle boasts a multitude of fascinating stories.

Reksten's careful research and witty style guarantee that Craigdarroch will both entertain and inform.