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2018 Canada Days Release Challenge

The theme this year will be books by and about Robertson Davies. This prolific and interesting Canadian writer was born in 1913. I missed celebrating the centenary of his birth so I decided that 105 years should be acknowledged. This article from the Canadian Encyclopedia should give you some information about him:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/---/robertson-davies
And if you haven't read any of his books this would be a good year to do so.

The dates for this year's challenge will be from Sunday, June 24th to Saturday July 7th, a total of 14 releasing days spanning Canada Day.

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The theme this year will be books by and about Robertson Davies. This prolific and interesting Canadian writer was born in 1913. I missed celebrating the centenary of his birth so I decided that 105 years should be acknowledged. This article from the Canadian Encyclopedia should give you some information about him:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/---/robertson-davies/
And if you haven't read any of his books this would be a good year to do so.

The dates for this year's challenge will be from Sunday, June 24th to Saturday July 7th, a total of 14 releasing days spanning Canada Day.
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Hm...

I've only read one book by him so far. I got lucky & found a few in NYC to release last year, but I didn't get a chance to actually read them first. I'll see if I can find any here..
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However, while I'm enjoying the library books by him I'm reading, it would be DESPICABLE to lie to the friendly library staff and tell them I'd lost a book just so I could release it for your challenge. It looks like a lucky business opportunity for AbeBooks.

Incidentally, at our last Friends of the Library sorting session, we found seven books by Margaret Atwood, including two copies of 'Alias Grace,' and one by Giles Blunt. And amidst the group, all readers and lovers of all kinds of books, only one person had heard of Robertson Davies (he liked him a lot, of course).

Hyphen8, which book have you read, and what did you think? DrSlump & I both find him compulsively readable.
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Hyphen8, which book have you read, and what did you think? DrSlump & I both find him compulsively readable.

Only a little sample , but I did like it. It was a Penguin 60 book: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14058883

Sorry to say I hadn't heard of him before that.
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Davies is one of my favourite authors! Coincidentally, I just picked up one of his essay collections, The Merry Heart, which was published posthumously. I'll have to make sure I finish it in time to release for the challenge.

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