Helen McLean's prose is lucid and evocative. She is at her best in conveying the appeal of a place where she feels spiritually at home, whether that is a spartan cottage on Lake Ontario or a villa in the vineyards of Piemonte. This multi-talented artist is an inspiration to all women and proves that it is never too late to achieve self-fulfilment.    

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Sketching from Memory

Sketching From Memory

a Portrait of My Mother,  Cover drawings by the author. ……………………………………………….. Helen Mclean is best known to her public as an artist, but in this book she’s something quite different — a very private person, a young girl growing up in the Toronto of the nineten-thirties, where she and her family tried, usually in vain, to fit in. Now older than the mother of her memories she recalls that awkward, courageous figure, and the small provincial city where she lived, …

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