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Happy Canada Day!

1 Jul

Here is a little homage to some of the Canadian people, places and things ( in no particular order) that made me the reader and writer I am today.

1. The New Hamburg Public Library & Mrs. Leu the children’s librarian. She was the first person to really talk with me about books.

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2. Anne of Green Gable & Lucy Maude Montgomery.  Predictable but I loved these books and they filmed part of the second series in the Allan Gardens near my apartment in Toronto when I was at U of T. I walked right past the filming one wintry night and saw Anne &  Morgan Harris (Megan Follows & Frank Converse).

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3. Pierre Berton. Thank you , Pierre, for introducing me to popular history and making nerdy cool.

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4. The world Book Encyclopedia 1968 and the  Canadian Encyclopedia. I spent many hours reading these. My family owned the first and I bought the second when they first came out in 1985. You can get it online for free at

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com

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5. Robertson Davies.  I used to see him walking around Massey College at U of T & longed to talk to him, but didn’t. If  you haven’t read anything by him, you should!

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6.Mrs. Enticknap my Grade 13 English teacher at Brantford Collegiate Institute.  She saw me as a reader and writer and gave me the room to experiment with both.

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Happy Canada Day, everyone!

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