aItas an autobiography! If I tell you whatas in it you wonat read the book.a a Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe youad 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 Canadaas 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 wasnat until shead finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life shead 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 aThe Surprise of My Life.aGoodbye. 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|