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The Old Brewery Bay : a Leacockian tale

Author: Pete McGarvey
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here we have the personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening to the public of the Leacock home in 1958. Forty years ago, in October 1954, a committee was formed, chaired by Pete McGarvey, to acquire and preserve Stephen Leacock's summer home, known as The Old Brewery Bay. Four years later a golden key opened the front door of the home, allowing Leacock fans to pay homage to the humorist in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGarvey, Pete.
Old Brewery Bay.
Toronto : Dundurn Press, ©1994
(DLC) 95110121
(OCoLC)31515830
Named Person: Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock; Stephen Leacock
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pete McGarvey
ISBN: 9781554883400 1554883407
OCLC Number: 244770284
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 120 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Responsibility: James A. "Pete" McGarvey.
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Here we have the personal account of the misadventures that preceded the opening to the public of the Leacock home in 1958. Forty years ago, in October 1954, a committee was formed, chaired by Pete McGarvey, to acquire and preserve Stephen Leacock's summer home, known as The Old Brewery Bay. Four years later a golden key opened the front door of the home, allowing Leacock fans to pay homage to the humorist in a setting he had prized above every other. As the years have passed, appreciation of Leacock's genius has grown and today the Leacock Museum is open year-round to visitors from all parts of the globe. The Old Brewery Bay is a Leacockian yarn full of ironies, the greatest one being that the salvation of Leacock's home was accomplished not by a national campaign involving governments, philanthropists, McGill alumni, and foundations (all of whom were approached in a spirit of urgency and all of whom backed away), but by a gang of naive and stubborn Orillians, using old-fashioned political moxie. Leacock would have loved that - his Mariposans showing the big sophisticated world how to get things done.

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