Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Promotion for 'The Black Opal'

The Black Opal by Luke Allan. Published originally in 1935.
   Luke Allan is the pen name of Amy Lacey (1877-1962), a Canadian who travelled the world but published most of his works from England and France.
The heroine of The Black Opal, Ona Hampton is from the social elite in Quebec. She is thirteen years old, drinks, smokes and drives. Her boyfriend is 27; she finished school at 11 and the story says she should be married at her age!
The author also wrote an essay on women, Degrading a Generation.
The book is available here:

This book was very rare so we took the time to digitize this work.

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As an armed forces brat, we lived in Rockcliff (Ottawa), Namao (Edmonton), Southport (Portage La Prairie), Manitoba, and Dad retired to St. Margaret's Bay, NS.
Working with the Federal Govenment for 25 years, Canadian Hydrographic Service, mostly. Now married to Gail Kelly, with two grown children, Luke and Denyse. Retired to my woodlot at Stillwater Lake, NS, on the rainy days I study the life and work of A. Hyatt Verrill 1871-1954.