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THE OLD BREWERY BAY

A LEACOCKIAN TALE



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Here we have the personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening to the public of the Leacock home in 1958. Forty years ago, in October 1954, a committee was formed, chaired by Pete McGarvey, to acquire and preserve Stephen Leacock's summer home, known as The Old Brewery Bay. Four years later a golden key opened the front door of the home, allowing Leacock fans to pay homage to the humorist in a setting he had prized above every other. As the years have passed, appreciation of Leacock's genius has grown and today the Leacock Museum is open year-round to visitors from all parts of the globe. The Old Brewery Bay is a Leacockian yarn full of ironies, the greatest one being that the salvation of Leacock's home was accomplished not by a national campaign involving governments, philanthropists, McGill alumni, and foundations (all of whom were approached in a spirit of urgency and all of whom backed away), but by a gang of naive and stubborn Orillians, using old-fashioned political moxie. Leacock would have loved that - his Mariposans showing the big sophisticated world how to get things done.

Detalhes do Produto

    • Formato:  ePub
    • Subtítulo:  A LEACOCKIAN TALE
    • Origem:  IMPORTADO
    • Editora: DUNDURN
    • Assunto: História
    • Idioma: INGLÊS
    • Ano de Edição: 1994
    • Ano:  2012
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000176050999
    • ISBN:  9781554883400

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