Blogs in October 2020

The Au Pair 26th October 2020

Life’s not all fun and games for Ashley Smeeton, in her mid-twenties and trying to run a private investigation agency in Montreal despite a temporary cash flow emergency. She’s as surprised as anyone though when she agrees to take...

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Patrimony 20th October 2020

During the turbulent sixties, the call for Quebec independence created a political and social maelstrom in Canada. For nearly ten years, riots, bombings, labor strikes and violent street scenes were part of everyday life in Montreal, the epicenter of...

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The Favourite Game 5th July 2019

This warm and lyrical semi-autobiographical first novel by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen charts the coming of age of Lawrence Breavman, the only son of a Jewish Montreal family. ‘Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal....

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The Tin Flute 29th July 2016

Gabrielle Roy’s classic novel follows a family living in the slums of Montreal during the Second World War as they struggle to overcome their poverty and attempt to find love. An affecting story of familial tenderness, sacrifice, and survival.

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 29th July 2016

Growing up in the heart of Montreal’s Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather’s saying, “A man without land is nothing.” In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel...

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