Thursday, August 20, 2009

A rather nice compliment from Christopher Moore on a post on Canadian history.

Back in June I wrote Visiting Vancouver - 3: Canadian history through Australian eyes, early days. This provided an introduction to early Canadian history based on Craig Brown (Editor), The Illustrated History of Canada, Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2007. Now I have received a rather nice compliment from Christopher Moore, one of the book's authors. He wrote:

You have digested a lot of Canadian history very effectively! -- and I say this as one of the authors of The Illustrated History of Canada, the book you were reading.

I was really chuffed. I thought that this was a well written post, more so when I read it again.

I was even more chuffed when, as all we bloggers do, I followed the comment back to find out more details on Christopher.

Christopher is a distinguished free lance Canadian historian who seems to be doing just the things that I would like to do in this last stage of my career. He just began a whole lot earlier! He also has a very interesting history blog.

Things like this encourage me to keep writing.


ninglun said...

How encouraging is that!

Anonymous said...

It is nice to read of your kudos Jim, but

Oh Dear

Your post led me back to Christopher Moore's site, where I took a look at some extracts from the Quebec diary, that reminded me of boyhood reading about the Plains of Abraham, and that led me on to the Wikipedia article about Wolfe.


Jim Belshaw said...

Thanks, both.

Anon, I hate to do this to you, but there are many links there that might distract. Try this one - I like the concept of Sacrificial virgins of the Mississippi; it raises so many possible images!

The Plains of Abraham were part of my early life, too. But not my girls. Their world of the past is much shrunk.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link, Jim. I read the review.

Jim Belshaw said...

Hi anon, I do hope that you were at least a little side-tracked!