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Philip Child….

Philip Albert Child, circa 1916/17.  Taken at the Cunningham Studios, Hamilton, Ontario.  From the Philip Child papers, housed in the Archives of the Hamilton Public Library.

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God’s Sparrows by Philip Child – 1st UK Dustjacket…

Just arrived today (and wedged into my mailbox with the sort of contempt only Canada Post can muster; no ill effects to report, other than to my blood-pressure). Philip Child’s first two novels, The Village of Souls (1933) and God’s … Continue reading

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Philip Child’s The Wood of the Nightingale…

Philip Child‘s The Wood of the Nightingale.  Toronto: Ryerson, 1965.  152 pp.  1st Edition. This just arrived in the post a few moments ago; it’s definitely showing its age, with heavy smoke stains on the spine, but I absolutely love … Continue reading

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Philip Child and God’s Sparrows: the NCL edition….

In an earlier post I discussed Janet Friskney’s book, New Canadian Library: The Ross McClelland Years 1952-1978.  Using her excellent study I wrote about the sales figures of Philip Child’s WWI novel, God’s Sparrows: God’s Sparrows was in the bottom 13% in sales of the … Continue reading

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New Canadian Library…

There’s nothing I love more than an academic study that is both a pleasure to read, while also filled with useful charts, graphs and appendices that form a valuable reference work in their own right.  Janet Friskney’s New Canadian Library: … Continue reading

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