Britannia’s “Society Square” over on Beatrice Street

In the 1887 Ottawa Journal reports of activities in "Britannia on the Bay" there are several references over the season to "Society Square." Missing is any suggestion or hint as to what or where this might be. It was clear that the discerning reader was expected to know. Apparently anyone else didn't matter. Reading the … Continue reading Britannia’s “Society Square” over on Beatrice Street

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Britannia and “The Man from Glengarry”

The "Man from Glengarry" was an extremely popular book in the early part of the last century. LibriVox notes that "Immediately after its publication in 1901, the novel spent several months in the top ranks of the New York Times "Books in Demand" list."  (here for the free ebook.pdf). So popular that in 1922 they … Continue reading Britannia and “The Man from Glengarry”