The Surprise of My Life

The Surprise of My Life

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a€œIta€™s an autobiography! If I tell you whata€™s in it you wona€™t read the book.a€ a€” Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe youa€™d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canadaa€™s finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasna€™t until shea€™d finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life shea€™d led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls a€œThe Surprise of My Life.a€Goodbye. December 1926 Dear Diary:Want to hear something funny? Mr. Hemingway thats Phylisa#39;s Dad who owns the bike Ia#39;mstill trying ... For Chrismas our teacher was making a play abowt The Hushaby Lady from Lullaby Lane in our reader and she said I could be The ... Wellthen Jeans Mother invited MissClark over for tea and showed her how Jean memorized thehole poem so Jean got tobe it.

Title:The Surprise of My Life
Author:Claire Drainie Taylor
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2010-10-30


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