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  • Three Score and Ten


    By the summer of 1944, as the Allies moved into Belgium and Holland and it began to look like they had a chance to win the war, Sheila was at last posted to the European side of the English Channel, and was excited to think she would finally see ...

  • Living the Love

    Emily Hobhouse post-war (1918-1926) by

    In 1918 Emily Hobhouse was 58 and a partial invalid. She could have retired to her beloved Cornwall to write her memoirs but the plight of the children of Europe, half starved by war restrictions, called her to new works. Helped by the Save the ...

  • The Canadian Nightingale

    Bertha Crawford and the Dream of the Prima Donna by

    April 4, 1915, Bertha Crawford bowed to tumultuous applause before a glittering audience at the Tsar’s Imperial Mariinsky Theatre. How had a young soprano from Ontario become a darling of the Russian capital eight months into the First World War? ...