Monthly Archives: October 2013

A nurse’s education was ‘bonded service’: But Florence Nightingale was a powerful inspiration

Sometimes it seems that nurses do everything. With a new mom still under general anesthetic after a complicated birth, Laura Vickory Hart took the newborn to meet his dada. Father was enchanted, but astonished at the babe’s giant, protruding ears, … Continue reading

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How to turn Halloween into a dull dullness of dull-itude Grownups and their fear of fun – now that’s scary

It’s time to stock up on candy and to get going on those Halloween costumes. Wait. What if Halloween was… canceled? Defanged? Tamed? Now that’s scary. You might think spooky stories are just too much for the wee ones. But … Continue reading

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Vernissage

The paintings of local artist Sonia Palik, of the Lennoxville Art Group, are on display at the Lennoxville Library. Join us for the show’s official opening on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come meet the artist! … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan helped make Tom Clancy a star: Thrillers set the United States against a collection of baddies

The American Tom Clancy was a lifelong Republican who sold millions of books riffing off the Cold War, then once the USSR collapsed presciently created a “war on terror” in his next generation of spy thrillers. Clancy’s influence on popular … Continue reading

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Even more Good Reads!

NBC has picked up Never Look Away, written by Toronto-based author Linwood Barclay, for a television series. Linwood’s suspenseful thrillers are filed in Adult Fiction. The winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize for fiction is Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries. … Continue reading

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And the trees tossed in the frenzied lashing of the wind: It was just that kind of an evening

It was a dark and stormy night. That sentence was first written by the British novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton back in 1830 (in the novel titled Paul Clifford; it’s available online, if you must). The phrase was later taken up by … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Canadian Alice Munroe has just won this year’s Nobel Prize for literature, based on her lifetime of work. Other literary luminaries were honoured this week, also. The Quebec Writers Federation Literary Awards announced its shortlist, recognizing English-language writing in Quebec. … Continue reading

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