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Buying Books From from Anywhere

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No matter where you live on this big blue marble, you probably have access to a retailer that carries Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile (J.Gordon Shillingford, 2015). Here’s a link to my list of online and traditional stores that either stock or take special orders for Finding Home in the Promised Land, a personal history of homelessness and social exile (J. Gordon Shillingford, October 2015): Buying Finding Home in the Promised Land from almost anywhere.



CBC.ca | The Current | Coming Up

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Leilani Muir is the human face of the history I write about in Eugenics and the Firewall: Canada’s Nasty Little Secret. Anna Maria Tremonti will interview her Monday morning  on The Current. More information here: CBC.ca | The Current | Coming Up.

Camilla’s Canadian Roots

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Not many people (in Canada or other parts of the Commonwealth) realize this, but Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has deep Canadian roots.

She and her mother  descend from Sir Allan Napier MacNabb, one of Premiers of the United Province of Canada.

Sir Allan, mentored a young lawyer from Kingston (via Glasgow). That young lawyer and MLA became  Canada’s First Prime Minister, Sir John A. Madonald. (McNabb started his career in public service, fighting to defend the colony from American attack in the War of 1812)

As far as I know, Camilla is the only member of the Canadian Royal family to have French Canadian ancestors, going back to the 17th century New France.

One of her Canadian ancestors was a member of the North West Mounted Police Force. (The predecessor of of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.)

Here, Camila talks of losing her mother to osteoporosis:  Camilla writes about ‘heartbreaking’ loss of her mother.

Written by janeharris(harris-zsovan)

October 25, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Looking forward to my December Talk with Alberta History Buffs

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This and more at the Galt Museum in Lethbridge this fall:

DEC 07 Coal, Culture and Confederation with Jane Harris-Zsovan. 
Three generations of Galt men –John, Sir Alexander and Elliott 
– shared a poetic vision for a united and vibrant Canada.
Lethbridge, the only Canadian city co-founded by a 
Father of Confederation, 
is a living example of the Galts’ Canadian dream.