Daniel Francis

Reading the National Narrative

April 2015

April 21, 2015

It is surprising how you can live in a community for many years and still know so little about its history.

I am talking about myself here.

I've lived in North Vancouver for 28 years, not ten minutes from the famed architect Fred Hollingsworth who died ten days ago at the age of 98, yet until quite recently I was unaware of the role Hollingsworth...

April 13, 2015

If you are close to North Vancouver and looking for a good time this Wednesday, don't forget "Secrets, Booze and Rebellion," an evening of "hidden history" featuring myself, Eve Lazarus and Aaron Chapman at the Lynn Valley Library. Fun starts at 7 p.m.

And just to show that the subject of prohibition (the topic of my latest book) is forever relevant, I learn that a small distiller in Ontario is now marketing...

April 1, 2015

On Wednesday evening, April 15, I will be joining Eve Lazarus and Aaron Chapman at the Lynn Valley library in North Vancouver to talk about "Secrets, Booze and Rebellion: Vancouver's Darker History."

Eve is the author of several books about the built heritage of the Lower Mainland. Aaron has written books about Vancouver's infamous Penthouse nightclub and the Commodore Ballroom...