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Women's History Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of women around the world.

Merna Forster is the author of 100 Canadian Heroines and 100 More Canadian Heroines, the source for all the trivia about to follow. Test what you know of the almost encyclopedic knowledge of Canada's HERstory found in these two books!

Dundurn in Montreal

Posted on March 6 by Kyle in News

Dundurn hit the road in February to visit booksellers in Montreal for the Montreal Book Fair. Enclosed in their rental Fiat, sales manager Synora Van Drine and publicist Michelle Melski battled snowbanks and cold weather to find what they love most: books and booksellers.

The first stop for Synora and Michelle was Bibliophile, an English-language bookstore that has been in business for over thirty years. Inside those cozy walls is a curated collection that is both intimate and wide-reaching. Be sure to sign up to their newsletter for book reviews!

Modernist Nudes

Posted on March 2 by Evelyn Walters in News

You might want to have a look at the nudes in The Beaver Hall Group and Its Legacy.

Today it is difficult to imagine that at the time they caused such a stir. It was not only their Modernist style, but also their “unbridled sexuality.” Several Beaver Hall artists dared to break academic tradition, which required that the nude be idealized and set in a landscape to counter any sensuality or eroticism.

Helen Mclean 1928 - 2017

Posted on February 10 by Kyle in News

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Toronto writer and artist Helen Mclean.

A talented artist, she exhibited her paintings across Canada, she has shown in several cities and has painted portraits of authors Margaret Laurence, Michael Ondaatje, and Sarah Sheard. 

She also worked as a teacher and a journalist.

She was the author of Sketching from Memory (Oberon Press), Of All the Summers (Women's Press), and the acclaimed memoir Details From a Larger Canvas (Dundurn Press).

Remembering and Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on February 8 by Kyle in News

February is Black History month. It is a time when we celebrate the people of African descent who have helped and contributed to make the world the amazing place that it is today. Black History month is most often talked about when you are a student, and it’s where you learn about courageous people like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, Chinua Achebe, and Buddy Guy to name only a few. It’s where you learn about slavery, about civil rights, and about racism.

Alexis S. Troubetzkoy 1934 - 2017

Posted on February 8 by Kyle in News

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Alexis S. Troubetzkoy.

Troubetzkoy, born the scion of a Russian princely family, was an internationally published writer and archivist. Many of us at Dundurn had the privilege to work with him on his two most recent books, Arctic Obsession: The Lure of the Far North and The St. Petersbrug Connection. 

Although born in France and raised partly in the United States, Troubetzkoy called Canada home for more than 30 years with a career in education as a headmaster of private schools in Montreal and Toronto.

Remembering Stuart Hamilton

Posted on January 4 by Kyle in News

We're deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a Stuart Hamilton. He was a kind man, an accomplished vocal coach, and mentor to generations of Canadian singers.

Hamilton was one of Canada’s premier vocal coaches for over 65 years. 

He was the founder and artistic director emeritus of Opera in Concert and was the first artistic director of the Canadian Opera Company ensemble. 

His master classes in vocal interpretation were widely attended across not only Canada but North America

There are actually two different questions in the title of this post. The first is: why is this book necessary? The origins of its argument about Canadian defence procurement can be traced all the way back to the late 1970s. Shortly after I was hired by McMaster University in 1976 to teach in the political science department, the Liberal government of Pierre Elliott Trudeau decided to buy a new fighter aircraft for Air Command (as the Royal Canadian Air Force was known back then). One of my new colleagues, Michael M.

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