Canada from Afar: The Daily Telegraph Book of Canadian Obituaries

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David Twiston-Davies
Dundurn, Jul 25, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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Canada From Afar is the fruit of the remarkable flowering of obituary writing in the London Daily Telegraph during the past ten years. These lively portraits of Canadians are informed, witty, sometimes quirky, occasionally iconoclastic.They include royal courtiers, politicians, businessmen, soldiers, sailors, airmen, scientists, explorers, novelists, artists, and even journalists. Among the prominent Canadians viewed from afar are persons such as Margaret Laurence, Joey Smallwood, K.C. Irving, Raymond Burr and A.J. Casson.

 

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Contents

BrigadierGeneral Swatty Wotherspoon
143
The Marquess of Exeter
145
MajorGeneral Bruce Matthews
147
Omond Solandt
149
Robert Beatty
152
Joan Miller
155
The Dowager Lady Beaverbrook
157
LieutenantColonel Jack Mahony VC
160

Pauline Vanier
20
AJ Casson
24
Beatrice Lillie
27
Hugh Keenleyside
30
Punch Dickins
34
KC Irving
37
Roland Michener
40
Joey Smallwood
42
EPTaylor
47
Bruce Hutchison
50
Sir Robert Gunning Bt
53
Lovat Dickson
55
Lionel Chevrier
57
Professor Gerald Graham
60
Paul Martin
62
Harold Ballard
66
Morley Callaghan
68
Cardinal Léger
71
Eugene Forsey
75
The Reverend John Foote VC
78
Buck Crump
80
Roland Wild
82
MajorGeneral Johnnie Plow
85
Air Marshal Roy Slemon
87
Dr RossTilley
90
GP Purcell
92
Bob Furlong
94
Dr George Laurence
97
Donald Fleming
99
Alistair Campbell
101
Walter Gordon
103
Colonel Fred Tilston VC
105
Colonel Charles Stacey
108
Charles Ritchie
111
Hugh MacLennan
116
Brigadier Jim Roberts
119
Andrew Taylor
122
BrigadierGeneral Ben Cunningham
125
Ernest Manning
128
Professor Tuzo Wilson
133
Stewart MacPherson
136
Captain Tom Fuller
140
MajorGeneral John Rockingham
163
MajorGeneral Des Smith
166
George Woodcock
169
Northrop Frye
172
Shaun Herron
175
Flying Phil Gaglardi
178
MajorGeneral Dan Spry
181
Robertson Davies
183
Ross Munro
187
Professor Harry Ferns
190
George Ignatieff
194
Max Dunbar
197
Arnold Smith
199
Hank Wardle
203
General Freddie Sharp
206
Bernard Braden
208
Group Captain George Grant
210
MajorGeneral Norman WilsonSmith
212
Sveva Caetani
215
Wally Floody
217
Captain Tom Pullen
219
Jean Marchand
222
Lucien Cardin
225
General Jacques Dextraze
227
Colonel Bucko Watson
230
Charles Lynch
233
LieutenantGeneral Stan Waters
236
BrigadierGeneral Campbell Mussells
239
LieutenantColonel Raymond Labrosse
241
Steve Roman
243
Esmond Butler
245
Don Jamieson
247
René Lévesque
249
Jack Pierce
252
Margaret Laurence
254
Professor George Story
256
Richard Hatfield
258
Nicholas Pennell
261
Roger Marshall
263
Abbreviations for Awards and Orders
265
Index
266
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About the author (1996)

David Twiston-Davies is the Chief Obituary Writer of The Daily Telegraph, for which he has worked for almost 40 years. Born in Montreal, he was educated at Downside before taking jobs with the East Anglian Daily Times and the Winnipeg Free Press.

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