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For some good old-fashioned British mystery fun, Richard Osman does not disappoint

If you’re a fan of quirky British mysteries and you haven’t read anything by Richard Osman, then what’s holding you up? Last year I read his hilarious best-seller, The Thursday Murder Club. His latest novel The Man Who Died Twice is a continuation of this story. The plot unfolds in Cooper’s Chase, a retirement community in southern England. Each week a group of retired professional…

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A tribute to our fathers, uncles, grandparents and everyone who suffered and sacrificed through war

As baby boomers, most of us have personal connections to veterans and we want to ensure that their sacrifices are never forgotten. About a year ago I sent an essay to the First Person column in The Globe and Mail in honour of those members of my own family who fought in both wars. I’d forgotten all about my submission until a couple of weeks…

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Lest We Forget

Most of those who gave their lives more than seventy years ago were teenagers and young people in their twenties. Imagine your grandchildren at that age being trained, issued weapons and sent overseas for three or four years to fight for our freedom. What they did and what they sacrificed are reminders of how much we owe The Greatest Generation. Canada House during Canadian landings…

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