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Grahame Woods

Grahame Woods and Gordon Pinsent. As well as starring in the CBC-TV series A Gift to Last, Gordon Pinsent wrote the teleplays for the pilot and many of the subsequent episodes. Grahame Woods, a novelist and television playwright, novelized the series from Pinsent's teleplays. Woods also wrote the book for the musical stage version, with music and lyrics by Joey Miller; it has been performed at Christmas and in summer theatres since the late 1980s. Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan dramatized Gordon Pinsent's pilot for the stage, and this play, also titled A Gift to Last, has been performed throughout Canada to great acclaim. "A Gift to Last," the prose version of Gordon Pinsent's pilot and the first three chapters of Grahame Woods's book A Gift to Last (1978) © Grahame Woods, is reprinted by permission of Seal Books.


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