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RADDALL, Thomas H. In My Time: A Memoir. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-viii,(2),11-365,(3) + 16- page central section of b&w photos. 8vo (158 x 235 mm), grey speckled cloth, with dark brown lettering to spine.
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Thomas Head Raddall, O.C., F.R.S.C. (b. November 13, 1903, Hythe, Kent, England – d. April 1, 1994, Liverpool, Nova Scotia).
"A Canadian writer whose books have stirred and delighted readers around the world for over three decades, Thomas Raddall here sums up his experience in a revealing and entertaining autobiography, as vigorous, as flowing and as robust as the fiction that earned him his considerable reputation. The award-winning novelist and historian recaptures his early trials and later triumphs, with a personal and perceptive view of the obstacles a professional writer in Canada must overcome in attaining recognition and success.
'In My Time' is a multi-layered work. It records the human concerns and personal struggles of Thomas Raddall the man -- his ambitions, his growth, and his development apart from his career as a writer. It presents keen perceptions and informative impressions of Canadian publishing, Canadian literature, Canadian history and events. It also affords a rich picture of life in twentieth-century Nova Scotia -- the 1917 explosion, the World Wars, the politics and the people. As well, there are illuminating sketches of such literary figures as Hugh MacLennan, Mazo de la Roche, and Thomas B. Costain. But most important of all, there is Thomas Raddall's own candid and masterful self-portrait -- a lively and enduring document of twentieth-century Canadian literature." - from the dustjacket.
Name to flyleaf, else very good in chipped, unclipped dustjacket. Signed, without inscription, by Raddall on the half-title page. 30.00
Title: In My Time : A Memoir. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0771072503: 1976
ISBN Number: 0771072503
ISBN Number 13: 9780771072505
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 74617