In this final instalment of Robert Hunt’s memoirs, we return
to the alleys and street corners of St. John’s in the 1950s and 1960s. Baby
boomers coming into age in this growing city often faced difficult and
sometimes frightening challenges, including daily threats from bullies and
attending school under the oppressive yoke of the Irish Christian Brothers. But
life in downtown St. John’s wasn’t all bad.
Together with his childhood friends, Robert Hunt explored
the city and came to know first-hand some of its historical riches. With
stories of World War I hero Tommy Ricketts, hockey greats Alex and George
Faulkner, working with Canadian National Railway employees on the “Newfie
Bullet,” and many more. Brazil Street
is a treasure for the ages. Experience the lives of these townies and corner
boys in the heyday of St. John’s. The oldest city in North America, and enjoy
this unique trip down memory lane.
By the bestselling author of Corner Boys and Townies