Sue MacLeod

Sue MacLeod

Sue MacLeod has filled her career with the written word, working as a writer, an editor, a proofreader, and a library assistant. Born in Kingston, Ontario to a military family, Sue moved many times throughout her childhood but always felt rooted in Nova Scotia, where her family returned each summer. That rootedness is apparent in her two books of poetry, That Singing You Hear at the Edges, and The Language of Rain, which was shortlisted for the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award. Sue wrote Namesake, her first novel, out of a desire to honour Jane Grey for “who she was—not only a victim, but also courageous, strong and full of life.” Sue now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Jane is really getting into her high school history project: a report on Lady Jane Grey, who was briefly queen England. But when Jane finds a mysterious 16th-century prayer book, she finds herself really, really getting into her project -into the Tower of London in 1553 where the other Jane is await...

By Sue MacLeod

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