Monthly Archives: April 2015

Remembering Anne Frank

Anne Frank died 70 years ago, although we don’t know exactly when. At the age of 13, Anne and her family went into hiding in Amsterdam. She survived for two years in an attic, until betrayed and sent to a … Continue reading

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Skinnamarink

Lois Lilienstein of the Canadian children’s music group Sharon, Lois & Bram died this month, at 78. Even those too young or too old to have spent time with the group during its heyday will recall the words “skinnamarinky dinky … Continue reading

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‘They looked to see if his nails were clean’: A suitable suitor must be wearing a good pair of socks

This is the second of two parts; if you missed the first column, read it here, at https://bibliolennlibrary.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/but-we-are-not-poor-writes-a-confused-young-ivy-when-the-rent-collector-came-on-fridays-we-could-nearly-always-pay/ “I knew it from the first time he opened his mouth,” said the doctor. “His English wasn’t right. It turned out his … Continue reading

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But we are not poor, writes a confused young Ivy: ‘When the rent collector came on Fridays we could nearly always pay’

Finally, a bit of warmth. Spring is a time of growth and, for many, a time of change. Here’s one of the biggest changes you can make: moving to a different country. Immigration is a huge step, filled with excitement, … Continue reading

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The horror book awards

The Toronto-born Craig Davidson, writing under the name Nick Cutter, has picked up the first annual James Herbert award for horror writing. The Troop (2014, a new acquisition for the Lennoxville Library, filed under Cutter’s name!) features a group of … Continue reading

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Gunter Grass

Pipe-smoking Nobel Prize winning author Gunter Grass died this month, at 87. He was a controversial writer, often thought of as Germany’s conscience, and honoured for his determination to revivify his country’s literary scene post-World War II. Yet he also … Continue reading

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Eduardo Galeano

One of Latin America’s most outspoken leftists, Eduardo Galeano, whose work was often banned, died this month at 74. His 1971 book, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, hit the US bestseller list … Continue reading

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