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Get Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian PDF

By David Twiston-Davies, Conrad Black

ISBN-10: 1550022520

ISBN-13: 9781550022520

Canada From Afar is the fruit of the notable flowering of obituary writing within the London day-by-day Telegraph prior to now ten years. those vigorous photos of Canadians are educated, witty, occasionally quirky, sometimes iconoclastic.They contain royal courtiers, politicians, businessmen, squaddies, sailors, airmen, scientists, explorers, novelists, artists, or even newshounds. one of the in demand Canadians considered from afar are folks similar to Margaret Laurence, Joey Smallwood, K.C. Irving, Raymond Burr and A.J. Casson.

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As a Rhodes Scholar next at Hertford College, Oxford, he won a blue for track and field events and, more important, a half-blue playing hockey against a Cambridge team that included young Pearson. Despite their adherence to different political camps, a close friendship developed between the two students, who even entered as a doubles partnership in the 1923 Canadian Open Tennis Tournament; they were eliminated in the first round. 40 Roland Michener Michener practised law in Toronto while sitting on the boards of mining companies and contributing to a legal textbook.

And 27 Canada from Afar because she seemed incapable of taking anything or anyone seriously, least of all herself, she enjoyed adulation on both sides of the Atlantic for over half a century. The cropped hair tightly hidden by a pink fez, the long cigarette holder as something to toy with, the tendency to bang her head inexplicably but repeatedly against the proscenium arch: these were beyond rational explanation, like much of her humour. Her art, though eluding, had something of the amiable air of a game of charades.

Irving was a hard taskmaster with the most intimate knowledge of his enterprises. More than one country employee was astonished to find that if the boss happened to be on a visit when a sudden order appeared, he would rally round and make a special delivery or change a tire himself. "Kenneth, you don't wench, you don't smoke, you don't drink. " asked Irving's fellow New Brunswicker, Lord Beaverbrook. "I work," was the reply. The son of a storekeeper and small businessman of Scottish descent, Kenneth Colin Irving was born in the oyster-fishing village of Buctouche, New Brunswick, on March 13, 1899.

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