Monthly Archives: March 2015

Beatrix Potter’s rabbits are still being naughty: Offer a lollipop of wrapped broccoli flower on a stick for April Fool’s

Once upon a time there were four little Rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail, and Peter. Come Wednesday you may end up putting salt in your morning cuppa instead of sugar. Or perhaps some whippersnapper will wrap … Continue reading

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Ru in Granby

An Eastern Townships author has won Canada Reads! Kim Thúy’s poetic book Ru (originally written in French and translated into English by Sheila Fischman) won this year’s CBC Canada Reads: One Book To Break Barriers. The novel “traces a young … Continue reading

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Cervantes, again

Four hundred years after his death, a team of 30 researchers in Spain appears to have found the gravesite of that giant of letters, Miguel de Cervantes. You read that right – 30 researchers are on the case. It’s Cervantes, … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett

SO, THESE THINGS HAPPEN. YOUR TIME HAS COME. British author Sir Terry Pratchett wrote fantasy novels, and he was rewarded for his wit and imagination with bestselling books, and fans whose love is legendary. Pratchett died this month at the … Continue reading

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These are the critters in your neighbourhood, in your neighbourhood: Some are good, some are annoying; we still share the space

March 20 Mom says there are three things I should always remember: 1. The earth gives us everything we need 2. When we dig tunnels, we help take care of the earth. 3. Never bother Daddy when he’s eating the … Continue reading

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Oh spring, where art thou? We need you, yes we do

My quest for spring has been thwarted at every turn. I began by looking for books with the word “spring” in the title. That would be the perfect way, I thought, to help me over the hump of these last … Continue reading

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The non-fiction awards

The annual RBC Taylor Prize for literary non-fiction goes to the “Canadian author whose book best demonstrates a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style and a subtlety of thought and perception.” This year’s winner is Plum … Continue reading

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