Don’t let your shelves feel sad and lonely! Fill them with BOOKS! <3
We received a beautiful note in the mail this morning. New Brunswick resident Robert E. Holmes-Lauder read Ruth Whitehead’s book Black Loyalists and was so moved that he wrote her a letter (care of her publisher) to express his thanks:
Please forward a personal reaction to the brilliant author of Black Loyalists.
Congratulations on publishing her work.
R. E. Holmes-Lauder
Dear Ms. Ruth Holmes Whitehead,
Please let me offer a glowing appreciation for your study, research, and creation on the Black Loyalist phenomenon under your authorship.
In 1923 I was born in the Hydrostone area of Halifax. We had many contacts with the black people of the then “Africville” community. Our city did them dishonour again and again by stealing their territory in favour of a commercial port, and by trucking many of them across the harbour, sad to say.
Thank you for a worthy accomplishment.
Robert E. Holmes-Lauder
It’s everywhere in Canadian media these days: embattled former Senator Mike Duffy is facing criminal charges including fraud, breach of trust, and bribery.
Just what you want in a federal politician appointed by our prime minister.
Journalist Dan Leger takes an unflinching and unreserved look into Duffy’s life pre-and-post expense scandal in this new political biography. Don’t just take our word for it, of course: it’s been reviewed in The National Post, J-Source, and the Chronicle Herald.
Snag a copy of Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal at the Kobo store, Amazon.ca, or (more preferably) at your local independent bookstore!