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Gethsemane Hall (eBook)

Sometimes the truth will make you bleed.

The skeptics think they know what's going on at Gethsemane Hall. So do the religious. So do the spiritualists. They're all wrong. Richard Gray, grieving over the loss of his wife and daughter, learns that his ancestral home holds the secret of what lies beyond the grave. And all of a sudden, everybody wants a piece of Gethsemane Hall.

Louise Meacham wants in because a fellow CIA agent committed suicide there, and she has to put the ghost rumours to rest to get her career back. Anna Pertwee wants in because she's determined to save the ghosts from the unbelievers and the debunkers. Patrick Hudson wants in because he has to save Gray's soul.

So Gray will let them all in, these people who think they're coming for the truth. What they don't know is that the truth is coming for them.


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Ab CHF 11.50

Life Before Stratford (eBook)

The Memoirs of Amelia Hall

By the time Amelia Hall died suddenly in December 1984 she had become one of Canada's most respected and well-loved actresses. In this book she has left an incomparable record of her early years in the professional theatre in Canada. In particular, these memoirs chronicle the history of the Canadian Repertory Theatre of Ottawa, one of the first professional repertory theatres in Canada. Under Amelia Hall's direction in the late forties and early fifties, the CRT gave a start to the careers of such notable Canadian actors as Christopher Plummer, Eric House, William Hutt, Ted Follows and William Shatner.

In these days of long-running corporate subsidized extravaganzas, it is instructive to read of the struggles and accomplishments of these pioneers of theatre in Canada, performing weekly repertory on a shoestring budget, with few facilities adn minuscule salaries. Yet it was these enthusiasts who provided the basis for the flowering of the Canadian theatrical scene in the 1960s and 1970s. It is appropriate that these memoirs should culminate in Amelia Hall's portrayal of the Lady Anne in Richard III opposite Alec Guinness at the first Stratford Festival in 1953, making her the first Canadian and the first woman to speak on the Stratford stage.

This book is lavishly illustrated with photographs from Amelia Hall's personal collection, now housed at the National Archives of Canada.


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Ab CHF 8.75

Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 21-25 (eBook)

Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas

Presenting five titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada's history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: firebrand Metis leader Louis Riel; landscape painter James Wilson Morrice; Arctic explorer and ethnologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson; revered novelist Robertson Davies; and the "Father of British Columbia," James Douglas.

Includes
  • Louis Riel
  • James Wilson Morrice
  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  • Robertson Davies
  • James Douglas
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Ab CHF 38.95

Quest Biographies Bundle - Books 21-30 (eBook)

Louis Riel / James Wilson Morrice / Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Robertson Davies / James Douglas / Willi

Presenting ten titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada's history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: painters Tom Thomson and James Wilson Morrice; explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson; frontiersman Simon Girty; railway baron William C. Van Horne; early politicians George Simpson and James Douglas; revolutionary Metis leader Louis Riel; writer Robertson Davies; and early movie star Mary Pickford.

Includes
  • Louis Riel
  • James Wilson Morrice
  • Vilhjalmur Stefansson
  • Robertson Davies
  • James Douglas
  • William C. Van Horne
  • George Simpson
  • Tom Thomson
  • Simon Girty
  • Mary Pickford
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Ab CHF 63.05

The Castle Key

Twelve-year-old Moon lives with her father after her mother disappears, leaving her with nothing but a beautiful ring, which also mysteriously vanishes. After her mother's departure, her father has become unusually depressed and moody. Moon, however, firmly believes that she will see her mother again and develops a strong interest in magic as a way to find her. Her breakthrough comes when she finds a strange key in the office of Ms. Tanglemoth, the intimidating school librarian. When Moon holds the key, she is transported back in time as an invisible observer to the middle ages, where young Nora, who bears a strong resemblance to Moon's mother, is oppressed both by her father and his enemies. Moon gradually realizes that she and the key are the means to giving Nora's murdered ghost peace and to restoring her own mother to her. But how exactly is this to be accomplished?


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Ab CHF 10.65

The Stone Frigate (eBook)

The Royal Military College's First Female Cadet Speaks Out

Winner of the 2020 Ontario Historical Society Alison Prentice Award . Finalist for the 2020 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize in Nonfiction

A memoir from the first female cadet admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada.

Kate Armstrong was an ordinary young woman eager to leave an abusive childhood behind her when she became the first female cadet admitted to the Royal Military College of Canada. As she struggled for survival in the ultimate boys' club, she called on her fierce and humourous spirit to push back against the whims of a domineering and patriarchal organization. Later in life, feeling unfulfilled in her post-military career, she realized that finding her true path forward meant she had to go back to the beginning and revisit the truth of what she had experienced all those years ago.

"Incredibly engaging and moving. Armstrong deftly handles the tough and challenging moments (and there are many) as well as humorous ones. Great read from beginning-to-end." - Timothy Caulfield, author of The Cure for Everything

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