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By Merna Forster

This inspiring assortment profiles amazing girls ― heroines in technological know-how, recreation, preaching and educating, politics, warfare and peace, arts and leisure, and mor

In a hundred Canadian Heroines you’ll meet outstanding ladies in technological know-how, activity, preaching and instructing, politics, struggle and peace, arts and leisure, and so forth. The booklet is filled with outstanding evidence and interesting trivialities approximately fascinating figures. notice many of the many heroines Canada will be happy with. learn how we’re remembering them. Or no longer!

Augmented through nice rates and pictures, this inspiring assortment profiles notable ladies ― heroines in technological know-how, game, preaching and instructing, politics, conflict and peace, arts and leisure, and extra. Profiles contain mountaineer Phyllis Munday, activist disguise Shimizu, unionist Lea Roback, and picture multi-millionaire Mary Pickford.

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Emile Zola, attending Flaubert’s funeral, describes it as ‘un coin touffu de la grasse Normandie qui verdoie dans une nappe de soleil’, a densely planted corner of fertile Normandy, blossoming under a carpet of sun. Modern Canteleu is a whole other story, as I will soon discover. I arrive in Rouen by train on a Sunday afternoon in January after a two-day induction course during which I learn nothing, except that red wine is fantastically, improbably cheap in Paris and that no one here cares if I am old enough to drink it.

Joe, who likes a task, researches Canteleu, cycling down to the library, returning with several reference volumes plus the collected works of Guy de Maupassant and Flaubert, both of whom have Normandy connections. Flaubert’s house is actually on the outskirts of Canteleu it transpires, and has an illustrious literary past, having welcomed Zola, Turgenev and George Sand among others. Canteleu was a pretty, bucolic Normandy hamlet back then, a short carriage trip from Rouen. Emile Zola, attending Flaubert’s funeral, describes it as ‘un coin touffu de la grasse Normandie qui verdoie dans une nappe de soleil’, a densely planted corner of fertile Normandy, blossoming under a carpet of sun.

Aurélie and I do not bond; we are strangers, two people sharing nothing more than a bed. Aurélie has her boyfriend, the jockish, monosyllabic Robert, her modelling, her dance classes and her Slimfast-based regime. She has no time for me and my floral dresses and my Victorian novels, dithery and tongue-tied and painfully embarrassed. I only go to school with her once (it’s terrifying, a giant purpose-built Lycée in downtown Casa full of lithe, brown French kids) and the rest of the time I am thrown on the kindness of Aurélie’s mother and of the neighbours.

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