Tag Archives: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Canada

Patel, Raj. Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World´s Food System. 2007. HarperCollins Publishers. Toronto, CA.

“The best way to ensure that food is produced in harmony with one´s local environment is to learn about the local environment, and then grow the food oneself.” Is it possible that the overeating of the rich in many countries, … Continue reading

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Heath, Joseph and Andrew Potter. The Rebel Sell: Why the culture can’t be jammed. 2004. HarperCollins, Toronto, ON.

I have long had my doubts about the idea of “culture jamming” as promoted by some magazines and recent acclaimed books. It often seems like shallow theatre to me. Thinking it may be an age related ideological problem of my … Continue reading

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Govier, Katherine. THREE VIEWS OF CRYSTAL WATER. 2006. HarperCollins. Toronto.

´The pearls of the oyster are divine. And they are found in the dimmest, deepest place in the world, under the scabbiest, tightest lid. That is their magic.´ Katherine Govier is one of Canada´s best novelists, but her work is … Continue reading

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Butala, Sharon. The GIRL in SASKATOON: A Meditation on Friendship, Memory and Murder. 2008. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Canada.

“Children such as Alex and I lived in mystery…” Butala is the much loved author of many books and plays; she is best known for her “Perfection of the Morning”, a memoir of her experiences for nature and landscape in … Continue reading

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