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Out-Takes from a Novel

November 23, 2017

Researching a novel means reading and travelling, amassing material and then cutting, cutting, cutting for focus and flow. This leaves outtakes, like the cloth left over after you’ve cut out the pieces of a garment. Not that I’ve done any sewing for years. One piece of cloth left over after writing Mad Richard is the story of William Price of Llantrisant, a Victorian proto-hippie I first saw pictured in the Wellcome Trust collection in London…

Books by Lesley Krueger

About the Author

Lesley Krueger

I was born in Vancouver, B.C., and brought up on the slopes of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver. When I graduated from high school at 16, I drove over Lion’s Gate Bridge to the University of B.C. There I spent most of my time working on the student newspaper, The Ubyssey, eventually becoming its editor …

Reviews for Lesley's Books

National Post

In its satisfying breadth and its consideration of the potential of women’s lives, Drink the Sky recalls the novels of 19th century British women… not once did I feel like putting this book down. Sometimes I had to, of course, but I was always eager to pick it back up again. Krueger’s depiction of Holly’s experience is wise and sincere… But best of all is Krueger’s use of a 19th century women’s literary tradition to structure a 20th century woman’s exploration of marriage, morality and meaning.

Drink the Sky ~ Donna Bailey Nurse ~ The National Post

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