By Joyce Barkhouse

ISBN-10: 1554880556

ISBN-13: 9781554880553

"Twelve months in anyplace, my buddy, is kind of a weary whereas And turns out extra like a century whilst lived on Sable Isle ..."

So wrote Thomas Raddall on the age of eighteen, no longer dreaming that decades later Sable Island -- that "hell in the world" -- would offer a romantic historical past for one in every of his maximum novels, The Nymph and the Lamp.

Traumatized through the horror of the good Halifax Explosion of 1917, in a couple of months by means of the demise of his father in conflict out of the country, Tom was once pressured to depart institution on the age of fourteen.

This short account of his existence tells of his early adventures and of ways he turned one in every of Canada's most famed storytellers.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Name for Himself. A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall PDF

Best children's ebooks books

Get Catriona PDF

Catriona is a stirring story of affection, possibility, and political intrigue set amidst the stately grandeur of previous Edinburgh. David Balfour is an orphaned younger gentleman who has lately controlled to say his inheritance from a miserly (and murderous) uncle. Now he and his neighbors James Stewart and Alan Breck are implicated in a sensational killing, and David needs to struggle to transparent their names.

New PDF release: Die Katakomben von Paris (Die 39 Zeichen, Band 1)

39 geheimnisvolle Zeichen … Eine unglaubliche project … Und ein Geheimnis, das das Schicksal der ganzen Welt verändern kann …Graces short führt die Geschwister Amy und Dan auf den Spuren von Benjamin Franklin nach Boston und Philadelphia. Hier hoffen die beiden im Benjamin Franklin nationwide Memorial etwas zu finden, das sie der Lösung des ersten Rätsels näher bringt.

Funny Monsters To Color - download pdf or read online

Monsters are in every single place! are you aware that monsters lurk within the shadows? This enjoyable and inventive booklet takes a fantastic journey in the course of the alphabet, describing the monsters in the back of daily difficulties! become aware of what steals your keys, burns out your lighting fixtures, eats your sweet, and makes your hair stand on finish!

Download PDF by Judy Alter: Sacagawea. Native American Interpreter

A biography of the Shoshoni Indian lady who performed a tremendous function in guiding the Lewis and Clark excursion during the Northwest Territory of the U.S. in 1805-1806.

Extra info for A Name for Himself. A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

Sample text

At that time no Canadian author of fiction had been able to earn even a subsistence income. Tom had a wife and two small children to support. But Tom dared, and he succeeded. This is the story of his courage, his suffering, and his successes. Out of the loneliness and despair of his stay on Sable Island, eventually he wrote one of his greatest novels, The Nymph and the Lamp. Three times winner of the Governor General’s award for literature, Dr. Thomas Head Raddall has received almost every honour Canada can bestow on an author.

This map also shows the Narrows where the two ships collided to cause the great explosion of 1917. Even as a ten year old, in spite of it not being the wide open country of his dreams, Tom felt a growing sense of excitement as he realized the raw, new country of Canada already had a history of her own. That summer when he returned to Halifax after his happy vacation he looked at the shabby city with new vision. Maybe Halifax had a romantic history, too. But, as it happened, there was no time then for thinking about the past.

All of which set me thinking about those Fenimore Cooper books I had read when I was young. And I couldn’t help laughing. He was so ridiculously wrong about so many things.

Download PDF sample

A Name for Himself. A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall by Joyce Barkhouse

by George

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 44 votes