In ‘The View from Castle Rock’, Alice Monro [born Alice Laidlaw] traces her family history from Scotland to Canada in a series of short stories. Unfortunately, who-is-who becomes rather muddled, at least to the naive reader, so I created this simple family tree for my year 12 English student:
Click on the picture to see an enlarged view of the family tree.
I hope this helps others out there confused by the early stories in the The View from Castle Rock.
The Windsor Public Library [in Canada] may be the first [?] library to create paperbacks for Indies, but I suspect it won’t be the last. And I’ll be at the head of the queue when my local library gets a POD machine!
Wondering what I’m talking about? Follow the link below to read about a very forward thinking library that is doing print-on-demand [POD] for it’s members:
And before anyone mentions the name ‘Createspace’, I know, we can all create POD versions of our books on Amazon. But…
- while Createspace may be very reasonably priced, the postage to Australia is not,
- and nothing beats the convenience of going to your local library and having a real person solve problems for you, in real time.
I don’t know when POD machines will come to libraries in Australia, but I for one can’t wait. Just think, if I managed to publish one book per year, I’d have Christmas presents solved for life. 😉