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The Ghosts of Blaylock’s Mansion – A Book Review

September 8, 2021

A Romp Through the History of a BC architectural marvel is fun but lacks historical verification

Charlie Hodge with Dan McGauley, Lost Souls of Lakewood Fun tale: The History and Mystery of Blaylock’s Mansion(Victoria: Freisen Press, 2021), 297 pages, $46.54 (hardback), $24.25 (paper).

Mom used to drive us out to Blaylock’s Mansion on Kootenay Lake near Nelson to glimpse how the other half lived, I suppose, but also to share the storybook kingdom created by Selwyn G. Blaylock, the boss of thousands of Trail smelter workers, including Dad. Now, with the help of the late Dan McGauley and author and journalist Charlie Hodge, the awesome structure and lavish botanical gardens come back to life.


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