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The Stephen Leacock Picture Book
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The Stephen Leacock Picture Book

By McGarvey, Pete & Mainprize, Daphne

Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1999 12.50. 1st Canadian Edition. Trade Paperback. As New. Illus. by McGarvey, Pete & Mainprize, Daphne.

$12.50

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: Anansi, 1972 "When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: "What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?" Her answer is "survival and victims." Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. 287p, bibliography index. Neat unmrked copy, paper aluittle age-toned. Reprint. Softccover. Very Good.

$4.50

Prochain Episode

By Aquin, Hubert

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967 "First English publication of the novel that took Quebec by storm" Translated by Penny Williams Prochain Épisode is Hubert Aquin's first novel (1965). Its nameless narrator, like the author, turns his adventures into a spy thriller in order to pass the time while he is detained in the psychiatric ward of a Montréal prison, pending trial for an unspecified revolutionary crime. . First Thus. Hardcover. Finr/Fine.

$19.00

Powergame: The making of a prime minister, a novel

By Benson, Eugene.

Toronto: NC Press, 1980 Power Game is a witty tae of Ottawa and its political establishment, where the womena are as free swinging as the men - and much more liberal. The erotic is presnte with panache, and the pornographic with a touch of irony... a parable of Candian polyics hata is as as improbable as Candide - and quite as serious. 238p.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Good > Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$10.00

The Best of Leacock

By Leacock, Stephen [Priestley, J.B. (Ed.]

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969 A selection introduced and edited by J.B.Priestley. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips.

$7.50

Ringing the Changes : An Autobiography

By De La Roche, Mazo

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1957 Mazo de la Roche was once Canada’s best-known writer, loved by millions of readers around the world. Her Jalna series is filled with unforgettable characters who come to life for her readers, but she herself was secretive about her own life and tried to escape the public attention fame brought. In this memoir, de la Roche describes her childhood and her relationship with her cousin and life-long companion, Caroline Clement. She confesses her personal connection with her troubled character Finch Whiteoak and details her romantic struggles. Ringing the Changes is the closest view we have of Mazo de la Roche’s innermost thoughts and the private life she usually kept hidden.304p.plates.An exceptionally fresh crisp copy - looks unread. 1st.Can Ed... Hard Cover. As New/Fine.

$40.00

Pandora

By Fraser, Sylvia

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1972 " Sylvia Fraser catches exactly the exuberance and the pain of childhood, the ways in which the sinister secrets of the surrounding adult world are felt and sensed fully, without being fully comprehended. This is a novel about childhood, which is about far more than childhood, for it touches upon the whole human spirit." [Margaret Laurence]. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Fine. Illus. by Drawings by Harold Town .

$17.50

Charades
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Charades

By Hospital, Janet Turner

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1989 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Fine.

$12.50

Turvey : A Military Picaresque

By Birney, Earle

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1949 Private Thomas Leadbeater Turvey is nobody’s idea of a capable recruit. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap. Satirical account of life in the Canadian Army. Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1949. Donor inscription on ffep dated Christmas 1949. Dj now protected in a plastic sleeve. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tears.

$20.00

The Tiger in the Tiger Pit

By Hospital, Janet Turner

New York: E.P.Dutton, 1983 The author's seccind noveel. ecA mother implores her children to attend a fiftieth anniversary party for their dying father, despite the fact that he raised his children with a tyrannical hand. 242p. Criisp copy - looks unread.. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine.

$12.50

Lady Oracle

By Atwood Margaret

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976 "Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time." Neat tight copy, name of previous owner and a Booksale stamp on ffep.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$8.00

Formentera

By MacSkimming, Roy

Toronto: New Press, 1972 Set on a small island off Spain... a lyrical novel about the disguises of love and the forces that repress it. The story of three expatriates, two Canadian and one Americand ..who discover that just as the island's idyllic nature is threatened by the worid outside, so, too, is their love for one another. Coloured with rich sensual details it evokes the experiece of a generation that has sought adventure and beauty in Europe. Crisp unmarked coiop, an copu,. 1st Canadian Edition.. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$20.00

Whistle on the Wind[

By Shipley, Nan

New York: Frederick Fell, Inc., 1961 "A young bride joins her husband in the wilds of Northern Manitoba where he is helping to build a railway through 1200 miles of forest and frozen wasteland from Winnipeg to the bleak shore of Hudson's Bay. Here are the indomitable railroaders waging their never-ending battle with nature - with blizzard and flood, forest fire and typhoid epidemic .. and equally heroic struggle with train wrecks, unexpected disasters and broken lives....Another stirring chapter in the story of Canada, one that vividly recreates the taming of a wild country and traces the growth of a senstive girl into a mature an confident woman.221p. Paper age toned . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$20.00

Hungry Hills

By Ryga, George

Toronto: Longman Canada, 1963 A "powerful first novel set in the Alberta foothills...an arid region created and peopled with unerring realism... " Name of pevious owwwner om ffep, else fine.. First Ediiton.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Black Robe

By Moore, Brian

New York: E.P.Dutton, 1985 The story of Father Laforgue, a Jesuit who comes to Canada to save the souls of its natives, mirrors the clash between two disparate cultures--that of the European Jesuits and that of the Indians. 246p.. First Ediiton.. Hardcover. As New/Fine.

$20.00

A Casual Brutality

By Bissoondath, Neil

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1988 The Canadian author, a nephew of V.S.Naipaul ,was born in Trinidad .This first novel , set in the fictional West Indian republic of Casaquemada. " a dark and powerful novel about the failure of a decent man to come to terms with the moral disintegration of his Caribbean homeland." was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize. Name of previous owner on ffep, else fine. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$17.50

The Burden of Adrian Knowle

By Fry, Alan

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1974 Will Knowle is a brutal, powerful and unyielding rancher, who, like his forebears, has no contender for land or cattle in the territory; his son Adrian, gentle and unequal to the canon of ""hard work, callousness and guts,"" spends most of his years proving himself in the eyes of the ""meanest father I know"" -- well before the time when he attempts to become a bronc stomper and then leaves for another ranch. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Good with slight chips & Tear.

$12.50

Prospero's Daughter

By Beresford-Howe, Constance

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1988 A thoughtful and touching story about life and art, about reality and illusion, and about the very great dangers inherent in confusing the two. An aging unwell writer sets out to arrange the life of his simple minded eldest daughter before his death. Her. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

Alias Grace
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Alias Grace

By Atwood, Margaret

New York: Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, 1996 "Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, the wealthy Thomas Kinnear, and of Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence after a stint in Toronto's lunatic asylum, Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr. Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story, from her family's difficult passage out of Ireland into Canada, to her time as a maid in Thomas Kinnear's household. As he brings Grace closer and closer to the day she cannot remember, he hears of the turbulent relationship between Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery, and of the alarming behavior of Grace's fellow servant, James McDermott. Jordan is drawn to Grace, but he is also baffled by her. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Is Grace a female fiend, a bloodthirsty femme fatale? Or is she a victim of circumstances? Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that reclaims a profoundly mysterious and disturbing story from the past century. With compassion, an unsentimental lyricism, and her customary narrative virtuosity, Margaret Atwood mines the often convoluted relationships between men and women, and between the affluent and those without position." Dj has a sstain along bottom else VG. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$8.00

The Ivory Swing

By Hospital, Janet Turner

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1982 Winner of the Seal First Novel Award. "An evocative story of a Canaadian couple caught in personal and cultural conflict in the lush and volatile climeta of contemporary India.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$15.00

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