A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall

A Name for Himself A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall Twelve months in any place my friend is quite a weary while And seems like a century when lived on Sable Isle So wrote Thomas Raddall at the age of eighteen not dreaming that many years later Sable

  • Title: A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall
  • Author: Joyce Barkhouse
  • ISBN: 9781554880553
  • Page: 105
  • Format: ebook
  • Twelve months in any place, my friend, is quite a weary while And seems like a century when lived on Sable Isle So wrote Thomas Raddall at the age of eighteen, not dreaming that many years later Sable Island that hell on earth would provide a romantic background for one of his greatest novels, The Nymph and the Lamp.Traumatized by the horror of the great Hal Twelve months in any place, my friend, is quite a weary while And seems like a century when lived on Sable Isle So wrote Thomas Raddall at the age of eighteen, not dreaming that many years later Sable Island that hell on earth would provide a romantic background for one of his greatest novels, The Nymph and the Lamp.Traumatized by the horror of the great Halifax Explosion of 1917, followed in a few months by the death of his father in battle overseas, Tom was forced to leave school at the age of fourteen.This brief account of his life tells of his early adventures and of how he became one of Canada s most renowned storytellers.

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    1. Joyce Barkhouse

      Although her first short story was published when she was only 19, and she s been writing ever since, Joyce did not have a full length book published until she was a grandmother She has lived in Montr al and Charlottetown but now spends her winters in an apartment in Halifax and her summers in a cottage on the cliff which overlooks the Bay of Fundy.Her love of Nova Scotia and her concern for the forgotten are reflected in her writings She is the author of many short stories and articles which have been published in anthologies, school textbooks and periodicals, in Canada and the United States She has talked to thousands of school children and has toured in Manitoba, Ontario and Prince Edward Island, sponsored by the Cananda Council and the Canandian Children s Book Centre Adult work includes The Lorenzen Collection Nova Scotia ceramic mushrooms and For Mothers and Others, a weekly column in Nova Scotia newspapers 1973 76.Joyce Barkhouse s working papers and related materials have been donated to the Dalhousie University Archives 1960 1998.

    248 thoughts on “A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall”

    1. Thomas Head Raddall was a Canadian author from Nova Scotia. It begins with an account of the Halifax Explosion, which Raddall and his family survived when he was just a child. I had never heard of Raddall before reading this book, and look forward to checking out some of his books soon.


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