It all started with an R.H. King Collegiate class of ’61 reunion: 26 women meeting 30 years after their graduation. Siggins was struck by their wide range of fascinating life stories. These, after all, were the women who were born during the war, had come of age in the ’60s, and were changed by the women’s movement of the ’70s. They had all stood at the forefront of one of the greatest revolutions in history — the emancipation of half the human race.
Inspired by that reunion, Siggins set out to write the life stories of her classmates, using the emerging themes from these intense dramas as a gateway to explore women’s lives throughout history. The result is a compelling series of personal journeys linked by nothing less than an absorbing cultural history of women in the Western world, from antiquity to the present.
A book that speaks powerfully to people of all ages — and especially those of “the cusp generation” “ In Her Own Time is an inspiring, informative and wholly entertaining read.
About the author
“Maggie Siggins is the author of twelve books including Canadian Tragedy: The Story of JoAnn and Colin Thatcher, which received an Arthur Ellis Award for crime writing and Revenge of the Land, which won a Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction. Riel: A Life of Revolution; In Her Own Time: A Cultural History of Women; and Bitter Embrace: White Society’s Assault on the Woodland Cree all won the City of Regina Best Book Award and were named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year. Canadian Tragedy and Revenge of the Land were made into four-hour miniseries broadcast on CBC and American networks.Maggie has also written-produced more than twenty documentaries for her company, Four Square Entertainment, of which she is vice-president, creative. Maggie lives in Toronto with her husband Gerald Sperling and two dogs.
Other titles by Maggie Siggins
A Life of Revolution
In Her Own Time
A Class Reunion Inspires a Cultural History of Women
The Extraordinary Life of Louis Riel's Grandmother
White Society's Assault on the Woodland Cree
Revenge of the Land
A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm
Brian & the Boys
John Bassett's forty years in politics, publishing, business and sports