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Amy’s Marathon of Books is in Halifax with Namesake

January 17th, 2014

“…Where reading non-fiction books can at times be dry and daunting, fiction opens up the same topics in a new way, providing characters a reader can personally connect with interspersed with historical facts. Sue MacLeod’s Namesake is a spectacular example of this. I loved the way she took some liberties with Lady Jane’s story, while still staying true […]

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Spectacular launch for The Stowaways in Halifax

November 21st, 2013

On Sunday November 17th it was standing room only as 100 reading fans descended on the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia in Halifax to celebrate with Meghan Marentette as she and fellow author Jill MacLean launched their new books. The Stowaways, Meghan’s debut novel about a family of adventurous mice, has been causing excitement since […]

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Meghan Marentette interview on Global TV

November 14th, 2013

Meghan  Marentette‘s mouse adventure novel The Stowaways has been scampering into hearts across the country. Today the well-travelled mice made an appearance with their author on Global TV Halifax. You can watch the interview below, complete with some shots of Dean Griffiths’ wonderful illustrations.

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Namesake Digital Tour

September 13th, 2013

What if you shared a name with a girl who lived—and died—five centuries ago? What if you suddenly met her face to face? Welcome to Namesake, a novel in which Halifax high school student Jane Grey sets out to write a paper on her sixteenth-century namesake, the nine-day queen, and gets a whole lot more […]

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Namesake is “Suspenseful, emotional and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews

July 17th, 2013

“A modern-day Canadian girl named Jane Grey travels back in time to meet the Lady Jane Grey, imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1553. Bookish Jane is doing research for a paper about her namesake Lady Jane Grey, the 15-year-old who was queen of England for nine days and later executed by Queen Mary. […]

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Namesake earns four stars from CM Magazine

June 21st, 2013

“…In every way, this novel is a triumph. MacLeod deftly weaves the modern Jane’s contemporary story with the true-life tale of Lady Jane Grey. Both storylines are fully developed and vividly rendered, with the time-travel element simply and elegantly incorporated into the fabric of Jane’s present-day life. In so doing, the author expertly brings the […]

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School Libraries in Canada interviews Sue MacLeod

June 6th, 2013

In their current issue, School Libraries in Canada is exploring bringing the past into the future. How fitting, then, to interview Sue MacLeod, author of the time slip novel Namesake in which a library book does just that. MacLeod explains how she came to write Namesake: “It was actually Lady Jane Grey herself who compelled […]

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Namesake Book Launch

May 26th, 2013

On Thursday, May 23 a group of book lovers gathered at Another Story Bookshop to celebrate Namesake by Sue MacLeod. There was a lot of positive energy, plenty of insightful questions, and even some bakery-fresh cookies. Thank you to everyone who came out to the launch!

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CanLit for LittleCanadians reviews Namesake

May 14th, 2013

“While Namesake may be initially seen as a standard time-slip novel, with a contemporary character going back in time to learn something which she could apply to her own life, the book goes beyond this… I am especially pleased by the direction the author takes Jane’s time slip, allowing for the two young women, just […]

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Interview with Sue MacLeod

April 26th, 2013

Sue MacLeod is a poet and editor living in Toronto, Ontario. Her debut novel, Namesake, is a time slip title for teens about the friendship between Jane Grey, a high school student in Halifax, and Lady Jane Grey, the short-lived Tudor queen who spent her last days in the Tower of London. Sue joined us […]

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