Category Archives: The Lost Journals of William Tanner

William Tanner and the Peterloo Massacre

On the Sixteenth of August, 1819, a crowd of some 80,000 gathered on St. Peter’s field in Manchester. Their main purpose — besides enjoying the uncommonly good weather — was to demand reform of the rigid parliamentary rules that disenfranchised … Continue reading

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How to write a novel

My regular Thursday morning treat is Russell Smith’s culture column in The Globe and Mail. The columns cover a wide range of topics, but my favourites are those in which he deals with writing — to be specific, the mechanics … Continue reading

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