Profile of Robin McGrath

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  • A love letter to Mother Nature

    New Yorker writers regularly do that, luring me into reading long articles about pork ribs or ghetto dialect or American politics, or some ...

  • Gentleman’s Agreement for the aviation, political junkies

    As close to Europe as to parts of North America, Newfoundland was uniquely positioned to act as a staging post for both commercial and military ...

  • Exploring the culture

    This is a book for anyone with an interest in Newfoundland culture. Oldford writes as he speaks, with all the casual, folksy charm of the ...

  • Putting memories to paper

    “A Beautiful Sight,” a collection of oral interviews conducted and edited by Allan Byrne, captures the remarkable attraction the harbour has had ...

  • Memoir of Stewart Payne may restore your faith in clergy

    Cut from the Cloth of Fogo: A Life of Teaching, Travel and Ministry By Stewart Payne Flanker Press $19:95; 220 pages Born into a large family ...

  • Mining our history

    I have never planned to make such a trip myself, but I know many who have and I cannot imagine a better preparation for it than “The Royal ...

  • A soldier’s soldier

    Christopher Morry, Howard Morry’s grandson, building on transcriptions from an anonymous librarian and several family members, has compiled and ...

  • Healing humans and animals

    That first and only print run must have been very small, perhaps as few as 300 copies, as the book is almost impossible to find today. The second ...

  • A birth mother’s story

    Marilyn Churley was an unmarried teenager when she found herself pregnant and alone in 1968, essentially forced to give up her child. The social ...

  • Weather and wordplay

    “Rain, Drizzle and Fog,” Sheilah Roberts’ new book, is an interesting account of the vagaries of Newfoundland weather, with some Labrador weather ...