Category Archives: humour

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith. Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2011. Mr. McCall Smith is a prolific writer. His output is amazing. He keeps on top of no less than four series, and still has time … Continue reading

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A Red Herring Without Mustard

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley. Delacorte Press 2011. I added my name to the library waiting list for this book quite some time ago. When I got a notice that the book had arrived at my library … Continue reading

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The High Road

The High Road by Terry Fallis. McClelland & Stewart 2010. The High Road is the sequel to Canada Reads winner Best Laid Plans. If you enjoyed Best Laid Plans, you will want to read The High Road. If Best Laid … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis. McClelland & Stewart Ltd. 2007. The Best Laid Plans, a political satire by Terry Fallis, won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. I picked it up because it is one of five … Continue reading

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The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks

The Vinyl Cafe Notebooks by Stuart McLean. Penguin Canada 2010. When our family got together on Christmas Eve, while we were recovering from a bountiful dinner, I got out Stuart McLean’s Home from the Vinyl Cafe: A Year of Stories, … Continue reading

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