Tag: Robertson Davies

The Deptford Trilogy

Posted August 26, 2019 by Lory in events / 18 Comments
The Deptford Trilogy

On this first day of Robertson Davies Reading Week, it seems appropriate to celebrate what is probably Davies’s most well-known work: the cycle of three novels known as The Deptford Trilogy. I’m so glad that my invitation to contribute to this event prodded Chris of Calmgrove to finally read these books, because I thought he […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week

Posted August 25, 2019 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week

Welcome to this celebration of the works of Robertson Davies, one of my favorite authors — and one I’ve found to be sadly not much discussed in the blogosphere. I hope to change that, at least for this week … and I hope the effects will continue to reverberate in your reading life, as there’s […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

Posted June 30, 2019 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

So, now that I’ve gotten somewhat settled in my new home, I can spare time to think about my upcoming event: Robertson Davies Reading Week! I’m thrilled to finally be giving some extra attention to one of my favorite authors, along with several blogging friends who have kindly agreed to do guest posts or to […]

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Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

Posted March 10, 2019 by Lory in discussions, events / 36 Comments
Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

  A couple of days ago I saw the following tweet by librarian Nancy Pearl: In addition to everything else in the world I’m depressed about, I include the fact that nobody much (outside of Canada, I presume) reads Robertson Davies’ novels and they’re so so good — Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) March 1, 2019 Well, […]

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In Brief: Fabulous Fall Releases

Posted November 20, 2015 by Lory in brief reviews / 8 Comments
In Brief: Fabulous Fall Releases

All right, I’m a little late in the game since December is almost upon us, but I couldn’t let the year end without recommending some of the new releases I’ve read in the last few months. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast-paced tale of wolves and adventure for young readers, a genre-bending fantasy […]

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Words and Pictures: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

Posted February 9, 2015 by Lory in quotes / 0 Comments
Words and Pictures: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks

The kitten has a luxurious, Bohemian, unpuritanical nature. It eats six meals a day, plays furiously with a toy mouse and a piece of rope, and suddenly falls into a deep sleep whenever the fit takes it. It never feels the need to do anything to justify its existence; it does not want to be […]

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My First Robertson Davies: Tempest-Tost

Posted October 10, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 6 Comments
My First Robertson Davies: Tempest-Tost

Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost (1951) The first book you read by a favorite author has a special quality. Even if there are other books by the same author that you realize are more worthy of recognition, the joy of discovery lends your “first” a lingering glow. Sometimes, the particular circumstances of finding the book are stamped […]

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