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1 PECK, Mary Biggar ALLEN, Sadie Harper Full House and Fine Singing : Diaries and Letters of Sadie Harper Allen
Goose Lane, Fredericton, N.B., 1992, ISBN:0864921403 
PECK, Mary Biggar. A Full House and Fine Singing : Diaries and Letters of Sadie Harper Allen. (Fredericton) : Goose Lane, (1992). Pp (6),vii-xii,(2),15-251,(1). Illustrated. Sq 8vo, pale green card covers. Sadie Harper Allen (1875-1915) was from Shediac, New Brunswick. "A Full House and Fine Singingfeatures a selection of Sadie Harper Allen's liveliest diary entries and m ost colourful letters, chosen by social historian Mary Biggar Peck. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, including some of Sadie's own, this book offers an authentic glimpse into the life of a young woman in turn-of-the-century Canada. In the 1890s, a girl in a small Canadian town like Shediac, New Brunswick, didn't have much to do - except tease boys, learn to draw and paint, go visiting on the train, and spend hilarious evenings playing parlour games and singing around the piano. Throughout her teenage years, Sadie Harper kept a diary, faithfully or fitfully, depending on her physical and romantic health of her household duties. As a young woman, she wrote ofher experiences at Mount Allison Ladies' College. Many years later, on a t rip to England with her husband, University of Manitoba professor Frank Allen, Sadie regaled her mother and sisters with news of social engagements, London fashions and the people she encountered." - from the rear cover. Contents: Foreword, Introduction. Part I.- A Carefree Girlhood, 1890-1892; PartII. At Old Mount A, 1894; Part III. Pleasure and Sadness: The Wedding Year , 1895; Part IV. A Changing Life, 1896 and 1898; Part V. The Fullness of Time: Letters, 1912 and 1915. Gift inscription, else very good. 12.00

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