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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
Livres numériques
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
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pete McGarvey
ISBN: 9781554883400 1554883407 1281962333 9781281962331 9786611962333 6611962336 1282808990 9781282808997 9786612808999 6612808993 1770700757 9781770700758
OCLC Number: 244770284
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 120 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Cover --
Half title --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Dedication --
Foreword --
Chronology --
Introduction --
Prologue: Stephen Leacock, 1869â#x80;#x93;1944 --
1 The Old Brewery Bay --
2 C.H. Hale, The Catalyst --
3 Saving the Leacock Home, 1949 --
4 The Leacock Cause, 1949â#x80;#x93;1955 --
5 Lou Ruby Strikes a Deal, 1956 --
6 Waiting on Ottawa, 1957 --
7 A Dream Comes True, 1958 --
8 The Dream Expands, 1959â#x80;#x93;1960 --
9 Aftermath --
Postscript: Memories, by Jay Cody, Curator 1977â#x80;#x93;1993 --
Appendix: Winners of the Stephen Leacock Medal Award for Humour
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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