James Heneghan 1930 – 2021

“One of Canada’s foremost authors of historical and realistic fiction for young readers, James Heneghan (left) has died. He won the Sheila Egoff Award for children’s literature three times.” FULL STORY


Chapter One

A Visit from Francis [1] Alice Ravenhill collected her going-out items from the room she shared with her sister Edith… FULL STORY

Chapter Two

Offering Service to Canada (1910-1926) The Shawnigan Lake community that Alice and Edith Ravenhill saw in November of 1910 combined… FULL STORY

Chapter Three

Sixty-Seven Years Old and What Next? As some of Alice Ravenhill’s critics have noticed, she had little previous knowledge in… FULL STORY

Chapter Four

The Tale Behind the Tale The lounge of the Windermere Hotel was busy on the evening of December 27, 1939…. FULL STORY

Chapter Five

Meeting Mr. Coyote “Oh good, it’s Friday” Clarence Walkem[1] said to his best friend, Oliver Stewart. It had been a… FULL STORY

Chapter Six

Getting It All Done The summons came just after lunchtime on August 23, 1941. “Miss Ravenhill” the anxious voice of… FULL STORY

Chapter Seven

The Last Ten Years The view out the corner window of the Aged and Infirm Old Women’s Home at 857… FULL STORY

Chapter Eight

What’s It All About? What have we learned about Alice Ravenhill? How was she shaped by her family background and… FULL STORY

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