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History

Alice's pipe dream

book cover image Alice Munro

Alice Munro of Wingham, Ontario is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901.

Scandalous T.O.

book cover image The Massey Murders

Bert Massey, grandson of the Massey farm-machinery empire, was walking home after work on Feb. 8, 1915.  His family's maid had a special surprise for him. Carrie Davies opened the front door and shot him dead.

Diapers & diamonds

book cover image The Royal Family

With Prince William and his wife these days, it seems we hang on everything they do. They go out, they take a walk, they see the Queen, they play Scrabble. 

Got Gothic?

book cover image Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Western University has recently launched a Medieval Studies program. Three of its faculty are doing talks at the Central library, beginning Tuesday, October 1.

Talkin' baseball

book cover image Baseball's Creation Myth

On Tuesday, September 17 (7pm) in the Central Library, London Free Press reporter Chip Martin will discuss his new book: Baseball's Creation Myth.

Stamp of Approval

book cover image Robertson Davies a portrait in mosaic

Robertson Davies, celebrated Canadian author and playwright, would have turned 100 years old August 28. He is featured on a new stamp issued by Canada Post.

Pius XII book talk

book cover image Soldier of Christ

Did he do all he could? Should he be declared a saint? No one in 20th-century church history has attracted more controversy than Pope Pius XII.

Underrated, eh?

book cover image Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin

Canada did not really begin in 1867. Says author John Ralston Saul, its foundation was laid earlier by two visionary men, of whom most of us know nothing.

Laughter's Assault

book cover image The Art of Controversy

Can political change be sparked by cartoons? The Art of Controversy is a look at the awesome power of the political cartoon throughout history