Thursday, January 19, 2012

5 Star Amazon review for "Lillian Alling: the journey home"

I received a 5 Star review on Amazon:
"Susan Smith-Josephy's biography of the legendary Lillian Alling is a well-researched and compelling account of a woman who travelled over 3,000 miles, solo from New York to Siberia (largely on foot!) at a time when women were discouraged from such grand endeavour, to say the least...I doubt anyone reading this work will have read anything else quite like it. Considering the dearth of historical detail where our female fore bearers are concerned, this book enlightens as it engages us; in what we know happened and what we imagine might have! It's a joyful and inspiring read."
- Lori Paul


CBC Almanac

I will be on the radio, CBC Almanac, tomorrow, Friday, January 20 at 12:30 PST. Please check http://www.cbc.ca/bcalmanac/ for your local listings.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cuba photos

I went to Cuba. Here are some photos.
In Havana, outside the original capitol building.

Cigar rolling

School kids

Trumpeter

Street in Havana

Cathedral

The beach outside Al Capone's house

Book stalls - many books from 1950s

Street down town Havana, many many buildings like this

Che, Revolutionary Square

Monday, January 16, 2012

Heritage Speaker Series presentation

Come and join me at the City Hall in Quesnel on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm. I will be doing a presentation on some of the research I did for my book "Lillian Alling: the journey home." Books will be available for purchase. As this is part of the Quesnel Museum Heritage Speaker Series, for more information, please contact the Quesnel Museum at 250-992-9580. Admission is by donation. Hope to see you there.