Title: Everyday & Extraordinary: Almanac of the History of Prince Edward Island Author(s): Boyde Beck & Edward MacDonald Publisher: PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation. Charlottetown: 1999. Description: Quarto. 137 pp. Illustrated. Softcover. The blurb on the cover explains the "book has its genesis in the Island History Calendar published by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation between 1992 and 1998...History is in the details. Names, dates, places and events - gather enough data and gradually a story emerges. This book presents the details, organized by year and in nineteen handy categories The number of stories that emerge...depend on how you view history and how you read the book."
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Boyde Beck (1961-2017) was an island historian. He was an historical research officer with the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation, but was perhaps best known for the stories of Island history he told on CBC Radio Charlottetown over a period of nearly 25 years. He also authored several books.
Dr. Ed MacDonald chairs the History Department at the University of Prince Edward Island. He has written several books.