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Publisher packs pub

Not content to release just one book, Shaun has released two – and both are available at Mill Street Books in Almonte.  Mary and...

The joy of books

Mary and Terry Lumsden of Mill Street Books sent along this charming video

An exciting month ahead at Mill Street Books

by Mary and Terry Lumsden An exciting month ahead! Broaden your knowledge of Canadian history by learning more about the Patriot War during a book...

In the Garden of Beasts – Book Review

 In the Garden of Beasts is both a biographical portrait of Hitler's 1933 Germany in his first mandate as chancellor  and a cautionary tale about...

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff – book review

by Amelia Gordon   Many of us know of the life of Cleopatra through the plays of Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw and the lush 1963...

The Mississippi Mills Public Library declares food for fines a success

The Mississippi Mills Public Library is reporting great success with its food for fines program. In December, it permitted patrons to pay fines by...

Around the World in 80 Years by Don Wiles – book review

by Edith Cody-Rice    Almonte resident and Carleton University Professor Emeritus Don Wiles has written a slender tome of what historians call "belles lettres", a personal...

Wait for Me by Deborah Mitford – book review

by Amelia Gordon What more is there to say about the brilliant Mitford sisters who reigned in England and America in the mid 2th century?...

Days of Toil and Tears:The Child Labour Diary of Flora Rutherford, Almonte, Ontario, 1887...

by Trish Dyer As a Toronto high school student studying Canadian history, I was fascinated by William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion of Upper Canada...

A Season in Hell by Robert Fowler – book review

 by Edith Cody-Rice The title of this compelling account is from a Rimbaud poem about despair and desperation, an apt description of  the ordeal faced by the...

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