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Marco Polo on the O. A. S : Low-Budget World Travel Tales for All Ages

By: Ben Maartman; Blanche Harding

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Fogducker's Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 74603888

ISBN: 0969404026

Condition: Fine


0969404026 223 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Join the author and his partner as they visit fifty countries around the world and share with you over 500 tips that will help make your travels fun! Gift quality. View more info

The Strange Thing About Miracles

By: Maartman, Ben

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Errington, BC, Canada, Fogduckers Press/Granville Island Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71407349

ISBN: 0969404018

Condition: Good


0969404018 128 pages. In 1962 Benny Foster was serving his seventh term in the B.C. Penitentiary when the Canadian government decided to experiment in paroling addict inmates. It was a roller coaster ride of depressions and euphorias garnished with drug squad guzzlings and prison humour but Benny hung out to the end. Also provides two glimpses of life on B.C. coastal native reserves plus an insider's view of capital punishment. Unmarked copy with moderate wear. Author served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II. View more info

The Iron Bowl Blues

By: Maartman, Ben

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Errington, BC, Canada, Fogduckers Press/Granville Island Publishing: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 52806037

ISBN: 096940400X

Condition: Very Good


096940400X 172 pages. Recounts author's experiences in China whilst teaching English with his wife on a voluntary basis. "I was like the ancient mariner; under a terrible compulsion to stop western travellers and tourists and hold them by the lapel as I babbled off all the iniquities of the monstrous oriental madhouse.... "What is it like to experience waiting to be executed? It is lastingly horrifying even by vicarous experience. Believe me." But don't worry, there were lighter moments as well! Author won the Brissendon Scholarship for creative writing at the University of B... View more info