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Binding the Book of Negroes

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How do you recreate a historical document of which there are no pictures? That was the dilemma facing Joe Landry, a Halifax-based book binder and conservator, when he was asked to create the essential prop used in the miniseries. An elegant reproduction of the first newspaper printed in Canada, the Halifax Gazette published by John Bushell. “The biggest problem is that the book was used over a rather…

Reader’s Corner: The return of Robert MacNeil’s Julia

Reader’s Corner: The return of Robert MacNeil’s Julia

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August’s Reader’s Corner comes from Tidewater Books in Sackville, NB Portrait of Julia by Robert MacNeil, $29.95 (hc)$16.95 (epub) Hardback: 9781459502796 (hc), 9781459502925 (epub), 352 pp. Formac Publishing Company, September 2013 Julia Robertson is a beautiful young war widow living in Halifax in the 1920’s. New ideas about literature, art and music are emerging during this era, as are new attitudes about sexual awareness for women….

Reader’s Corner: A rich story with a ring of truth

Reader’s Corner: A rich story with a ring of truth

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August’s Reader’s Corner recommendation comes from Tidewater Books in Sackville, NB Keeper of Tides by Beatrice MacNeil, 9781550814835, 240 pp. Breakwater Books, March 2014 Ninety-two year old Ivadoile Spears struggles with dementia and fading memory. Owner of the Tides Inn, where so many have stayed with her over the years, she returns again and again to memories of those who played such an important role in…