Friday, February 15, 2008

Book Notes: Sisters in Two Worlds

I once heard Dennis Duffy say he thought Susannah Moodie might be a little intimidating, but he could roll along quite nicely with Catherine Parr Traill. But it seems lots of people continue to be intrigued with both of them.
I noticed this latest recently: Sisters in Two Worlds, a lavishly illustrated book about the pioneering sister writers of 19th century Otonabee. It was published by Doubleday last fall (details here). It's by Michael Peterman, an English prof. The packaging, lots of colour, lots of photos, lots of artifacts, shows the style of Hugh Brewster, ex-maestro of Madison Press, who is assisted on this one by photographer Ian Brewster.
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