Best-selling author in Knowlton
BromeLake Books is very pleased to present award winning author Edward Rutherfurd and his new book
Please join us on Saturday May 11th for brunch at Le RelaisRestaurant & Bistro starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by a presentation by Mr. Rutherfurd with a Q&A and a book signing.
Edward Rutherfurd is the grand master of the historical novel with a dazzling epic portrait of Paris that leaps through centuries as it weaves the tales of families whose fates are forever entwined with the City of Lights. Edward Rutherfurd was born AngloFranco Committee, with the support of funds provided by the heath and social services centre CSSS de la Haute-Yamaska, to help create bonds between all the linguistic communities. As part of the organising committee, Townshippers’ Association is proud to contribute to these activities that bring people together through cultural events.
New Artistic Director, Wolfgang Adlhoch, brings his superb skills and understanding of the arts world to combine the features of this year’s cabaret into a cohesive show with many of the participants joining in for the opening act to create a multicultural theme.
Michelle Viens, President of the AngloFranco Committee, offers a glimpse of the local talent that has been recruited stating:
“We have Waterloo Elementary School kindergarten singing some songs, a comedy act with Michel Cormier and his son Victor, the Massey-Vanier High School band, Animal Crackers, and a ukulele act. To change the mood, Harmonie WilfridLéger will perform classical music. There is something for everyone with bagpipe tunes from Brittany Peck and dance numbers by local youth. This is followed by Leslie Duke singing Eagles, James Taylor and other 70’s numbers. This is topped off with Brian Allen and his Gramps with Amps to wind up the evening with blues and rockabilly music. Come and be entertained by all the talent of the region.”
Emceed by Ed Humphrey, cultural agent for Brome Missisquoi Centre local de développement, the cabaret’s array of seasoned talent and rising future stars, and a promised special “Mystery Guest”, are not to be missed!
The Anglo Franco Cabaret is supported by the Maison de la Culture Waterloo. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from Townshippers’ Association’s Lac-Brome office, by stopping by 584 Knowlton Road or by calling 450-242-4421 or toll free 1-877-242-4421.
in Salisbury England and studied at the universities of Cambridge and Stanford. He has worked in political research, bookselling and publishing before abandoning it all to write. His first book Sarum was an instant international bestseller and since then it has written five more bestsellers.
“When I’m researching a book” says Mr. Rutherfurd. “I often discover facts that surprise me, and surprise many of my readers to. Sometimes these are curiosities; but sometimes they may change the way we look at history.”
“Speaking of surprises” continues Edward “Many years ago, the head of the history department at my school was lecturing the pre-university class. Suddenly the door of the classroom burst open and the junior history master rushed in. “You bastard!” he screamed. “You’ve been sleeping with my wife.” Within moments there was chaos. Blackboard dusters - the old wooden-backed ones - were flying. The two men were wrestling on the floor. And then, suddenly, it stopped. The two men stood up, turned to the twenty-two very frightened boys, and told them: “Write down what happened.” Unsurprisingly, they got twenty-two conflicting accounts. “Now,” said the head of the department, “what do you make of your primary sources?” It is thanks to this lesson that I know that absolute historical truth does not exist, except in the mind of God - and of course, in the imagination of the historical novelist!”
“Edward Rutherford’s writing is brilliant” says Brome Lake Books owner Lucy Hoblyn. “He is one of my favourite authors.
Even more richly detailed, thrilling, and romantic then anything Rutherfurd has written before, illuminates thousands of years in the City of Lights through intimate and vivid tales of characters both fictional and true, and with them, the sights, scents, and tastes of Paris come to sumptuous life. Edward Rutherfurd fell in love with Paris when he was eight years old, and his father’s family was raised in France. He brings a deeply personal understanding and affection for the city to every page.
For information about the cost and reserve your place for the brunch, please call Brome Lake Books at 450-242-2242.
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