Tag Archives: 1912

Winnipeg Titanic Passenger Esther Bloomfield Hart

Titanic Anniversary My thoughts in April always come back to Titanic.  It is 101 years since the tragic sinking of the grand ocean liner when it struck an iceberg late on April 14th, 2012.  The gashed hull quickly put the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s Past

Ravenscraig,  The Blog This blog celebrates the history of Winnipeg, my hometown, and occasionally allows me to indulge in some wider observations of the world that catch my interest. Here you will find stories about Winnipeg at the turn of … Continue reading

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Next up, New York!

I am very excited to announce that I will be participating in the Jewish Book Council Network.  What a fantastic organization.  The Network program supports authors who write books that are of appeal to a Jewish audience. From the JBC website: For … Continue reading

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Exciting Times

It’s been a very busy and interesting April with a book tour that took me to Montreal and Winnipeg.  I met with old friends and new and was thrilled to discuss Ravenscraig with impassioned readers who had much to say … Continue reading

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Titanic Survivor Esther Bloomfield Hart Recalls Tragic Sinking

Esther Hart was never very keen on the idea of going to Winnipeg.  When her husband Benjamin announced his decision to leave Ilford, England and strike out for a new life in Canada,  she was immediately apprehensive.   But times … Continue reading

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Montreal Book Launch for Ravenscraig

Please join me on April 10th for the Montreal book launch of Ravenscraig. Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore  2220 McGill College Avenue 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. April 10, 2012 How exciting it is for me, a Titanic fanatic, that this coincides with … Continue reading

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RG: Putting a face on a century-old disaster

Today’s research gem is from Digs and Docs by John R. Roby. An anthropologist explains his interest in an obscure document connected to the Titanic. I  could quite happily spend an entire day traipsing from one blog to the next … Continue reading

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Titanic: The Auction – How many items?

The Titanic treasure trove is going up for auction.  Many critics will sum up the announcement by saying, “greed wins out in the end”.  After 18 years of court battles, the artifacts that have been recovered from the wreck of … Continue reading

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Writing Ravenscraig

I count myself lucky that I knew so little about the publishing industry when I started writing Ravenscraig. It would have gotten in the way of the writing. Well over a decade ago, I tasted the freedom of “making up … Continue reading

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Manitoba Publisher Buys Ravenscraig

Heartland and Associates, a Manitoba publishing house, has purchased the Canadian rights to Ravenscraig by Sandi Krawchenko Altner. The book will be launched in Winnipeg on November 29, 2011, at the McNally Robinson store at Grant Park. A sweeping epic … Continue reading

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