My writing here has been a little less than usual these last couple of months. That is because I have been working on completing my new book: “Grandview: Collected Historical Essays.” The main draft is now complete and I have this week sent out the manuscript to selected professional readers for critical comment. Given that the readers don’t tell me to rip the whole thing up and start again, the plan is to have this in stores by the end of January.
For those interested, the Table of Contents looks like this:
- John Mason’s House (1891)
- Creating Grandview (1900-1907)
- A Little Church In The Stumps (1904-1909)
- Crime Story I: Wild West and Big City (1910)
- Boom and Bust (1907-1913)
- Early Retail on Commercial Drive (1905-1915)
- Demographics of Commercial Drive in 1910
- Grandview’s Parks (1890-1930)
- The Bufton Family (1923-1985)
- The Viaduct That Saved Grandview (1938)
- Lawn Bowling Leads to Rock and Roll (1930-1965)
- Crime Story 2: Just Like In The Movies (1949)
- The Fight Over The School Site (1940-1955)
- The Library Saga (1929-1975)
- Crime Story 3: Robbery Central (1940s, 1950s)
- The Acronyms of Activism (1907-1967)
- Getting To Today.
When it becomes available, I will post another notice.