AJB Johnston’s review of #TheBlueTattoo in Atlantic Books Today: “Steven Laffoley’s The Blue Tattoo (Pottersfield Press) is the first time this award-winning historian has turned to fiction. His focus is the Halifax Explosion. “I asked him why he was drawn to the topic and with a novel of all things. He replied: ‘I think stories… More The Blue Tattoo — “It’s a big story that everyone should read.”
The Blue Tattoo reaches the #1 spot on the Bestsellers List of Bookmark Halifax. Bestsellers Fiction The Blue Tattoo – Steven Laffoley The Children Act – Ian McEwan Stone Mattress – Margaret Atwood The Bone Clocks – David Mitchell Sweetland – Michael Crummey Back of the Turtle – Thomas King Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good – Jan… More The Blue Tattoo #1 on Bestseller List
Dear Readers, Order The Blue Tattoo by clicking on any one of the following: Click here to order from Amazon.ca Click here to order from Chapters.ca Click here to order from Nimbus Publishing In the Maritimes, copies will be sitting on the shelves of your local bookstore. And if you reside outside… More Order The Blue Tattoo
The new novel from Steven Laffoley… From award-winning author Steven Laffoley comes a compelling tale of love and loss, despair and hope, based on real people and real events, that brings to life one of the most extraordinary stories of our time — The Halifax Explosion.1917. The Great War has given rise to… More The Blue Tattoo
Sam Langford was only five-foot-seven, but he hit like a sledgehammer. In 2003, a century after his storied career began, The Ring magazine rated the Weymouth Falls native the second-greatest puncher in history, behind only Joe Louis. Langford, who fought from 1902 to 1926 in every weight class from lightweight to heavyweight, is widely regarded… More Chronicle Herald Review of Pulling No Punches
There is a remarkable story in Sam Langford, the Weymouth Fall, NS, pugilist who lived and fought in the breaking years of the 20th century. It’s a story about ferocious ambition, extraordinary skill (none other than Jack Dempsey called him “the greatest”), winning and losing. Fortunately, Steven Laffoley tells the tale well. In the hand… More Review of Pulling No Punches in Atlantic Books Today
http://globalnews.ca/video/914230/the-story-of-sam-langford Interviewed about Pulling No Punches.