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ISBN:9781897141878
publisher: Pedlar Press

Lady From Kent, The

a Story for Girls and Boys and Bees Dressed Up as Fleas and Crocodiles. Also Elves.

by Barbara Nichol, edited by Beth Follett, illustrated by Bill Pechet

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list price: $23.00
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2018
ISBN:9781897141878
publisher: Pedlar Press
Description

THE LADY FROM KENT, by Barbara Nichol, was written over a long period of time. First came a sketch, then a few verses. Then other verses came along. Nichol finished it on the coast of BC in the back kitchen of a house on Savary Island. Alone, she saw deer pass by. Unafraid. They would stop and graze. Nichol covered the old green wood kitchen table with post-it notes, each representing a verse, moving verses back and forth, around and around on the table, putting the poem together like a puzzle. It sometimes seemed impossible to get it right. She burned to tell the Lady's story: to make people understand this intrepid, confident being. She seemed a person who would not take on the opinions of the culture: what a person is allowed to do or not do, about limitations, and about conventional standards of beauty.

About the Authors

Barbara Nichol

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Beth Follett lives in Toronto and is the publisher of Pedlar Press. Her first novel, Tell It Slant, was published in 2001 by Coach House.

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Bill Pechet received degrees in Geography and Visual Arts from the University of Victoria, in 1979 and 1981 respectively, followed by a professional degree in Architecture in 1987 from the University of British Columbia School of Architecture. In addition to his leadership in the Pechet studio, Bill has been a lecturer-in-practice at the University of BC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture since 2000.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 95
Grade:
k to 17
Awards
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award
  • Winner, Genie
  • Winner, Mr Christie Award for Best Children's Book
Editorial Review

"Barbara Nichol is an original -- brilliant and entertaining. Her every page charms and entices. The Lady From Kent is a book to read and reread and then read again, to yourself or out loud, depending how generous you're feeling." -- Eleanor Wachtel, host, Writers and Company

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The Lady From Kent

Very kind comments about THE LADY FROM KENT, from The Maritime Edit, a magazine we much admire.


"This is one of the most magical, beautiful, brilliant and hilarious books we've ever read. Buy it now from Pedlar Press in St. John's, Newfoundland. It's a unique experience (and perfect Christmas present) for all ages."

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