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Reviving The Classics

An interesting initiative from Head of Zeus publishing brings us Apollo: a collection of books that might have been known as classics, if the fashions of the times hadn’t relegated them to relative obscurity. 543 more words


85. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)

“Walking down to the river across the meadow of unmown grass, Morag realized what it was that was different about this day.  It had been at the back of her mind since early morning, but she had not really seen it until now.  

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Lightly child, lightly.

I may become, in time, slightly more eccentric all the time. I may begin to wear outlandish hats, feathered and sequinned and rosetted, …. And all the kids will laugh, and I’ll laugh, too, in time. 97 more words


Here's To You, Canada!

This is a special day, in a very blessed country. And we wanted to do something different.  We want to take a few moments to acknowledge as well as celebrate our country, its birthday, and our fellow Canadians, past and present, who in ways large and small first envisioned, created and continue to help to grow this nation. 992 more words

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The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

—Pride was my wilderness, and the demon who led me there was fear.

I reread The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence. Published in 1964, it has become a Canadian classic set in the fictional Manitoba town of Manawaka. 318 more words


The Road to Vancouver: Part 1

Why Vancouver?

There’s a valley holds my name, now I know

In tales they used to tell it seemed so low

There’s a valley way down there… 705 more words

Work Everything Out


“When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.”

— Margaret Laurence
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