The Cape Breton Giant — and Other Writings
by James D. Gillis • photos • 146 pages
THIS HAPPY COLLECTION includes Gillis's classic 1898 book The Cape Breton Giant—called "the most remarkable prose work ever composed on Canadian soil"—plus portions of other novels, poetry, and an autobiography by this unique Cape Breton teacher. Gillis went to Englishtown, measured The Giant's grave, and then—not finding quite enough for a book—used information about The Giant as an excuse to write about his two other passions: Scottish heritage and Cape Breton Island.
Informative, entertaining, and outrageous, this expanded edition incorporates priceless writing about James D. Gillis, and The Giant, by Helen Creighton, Kenneth Leslie, Thomas H. Raddall, and other Nova Scotian writers.