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P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother
P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother  
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P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother is a slice of Canadiana which offers a unique look into the culture of Northern British Columbia. Margo Bates has captured the idioms, slang and expressions - the very nature of northern life - because she lived it. Readers soon become immersed in the comical, quirky, and irreverent story which chronicles the life of twelve-year-old Maggie Mulvaney and her grandmother Nana Noonan, somewhat of a local legend in the town of Telkwa, British Columbia, Pop. 852.   more...
 
Price:  $13.95 USD



P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother audio
P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother audio  
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People enjoy hearing stories about someone in a town or neighborhood that is larger than life. In Telkwa, it is Nana Noonan. Margo Bates narrates P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother, her comical, quirky and irreverent tale which chronicles the life of twelve-year-old Maggie Mulvaney and her pioneer grandmother Nana Noonan, somewhat of a local legend in the town of Telkwa, British Columbia, Pop. 852. Margo retains the distinctive voices of Maggie and Nana throughout, and the supporting cast of characters promises to entertain with a new look at an old topic: prejudice.   more...
 
Price:  $20.00 USD



Marge's Diner Cookbook of Darn Fine Recipes ... hundreds served!
Marge's Diner Cookbook of Darn Fine Recipes ... hundreds served!  
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Food reminds us of special occasions, family traditions and customs. Meals shared offer precious memories and often the best stories come out of a family dinner. Margo Bates 'owns' the imaginary Marge's Diner ... hundreds served! She comes from a long line of cooks. From the early 1940's to late 1950's, her parents, aunts and uncles owned variations of the Telkwa Cafe. This cookbook offers a treasure-trove of family memories, recipes and anecdotes, including how the Telkwa Hall Rum Punch got its name.    more...
 
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The Queen of a Gated Community
The Queen of a Gated Community  
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Margo Bates' latest book, the second in the PS series, is coming soon.    more...
 
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Workshops & Speaking Engagements

Margo has developed four hands-on workshops for writers: It's All About YOU - Marketing yourself and your work, Research - The key to writing fiction and non-fiction. What a Character! Humour Writing and Storytelling for Writers. read more...

Book Clubs

Margo speaks to Book Clubs in person or via Skype. read more...

P.S. Don't Tell Your Mother a story of love, tolerance and lessons learned between a 13-year-old girl and her Irish-Canadian Nana

Margo Bates' debut novel brings to life the rough-and-tumble world of Canada's frontier northwest in the late 50s and early 60s. read more...

Review on PS Don't Tell Your Mother by Kathleen Schmitt

Anyone ... gets the real picture [of life in a small town] in this story of the petty quarrels, competitions, and surprising human tenderness that reveal the way life flows with lots of ripples in Telkwa BC. ... Fun and easy to read ... read more...

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