Best-sell­ing au­thor in Knowl­ton

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion check out Ed­wards web page at: http://www.ed­wardruther­furd. com/in­dex.php (NAPSA)-Any­one who thinks a low­main­te­nance land­scape has to be plain green and ugly should think again. With a bit of plan­ning, some smart plant choices and the help of th­ese seven garden de­signer se­crets, you can have a yard that’s the envy of your neigh­bor­hood-and enough time to en­joy it. 1. Choose plants that will flour­ish given the re­al­i­ties of your yard. Some plants like full sun while oth­ers tol­er­ate shade; some don’t mind freez­ing tem­per­a­tures while oth­ers are un­fazed by re­lent­less heat. Se­lect­ing plants that thrive in the ex­ist­ing con­di­tions of your site en­sures a healthy, at­trac­tive land­scape. Ob­serve the light lev­els around your home-six to eight hours plus of un­in­ter­rupted sun each day in­di­cates full sun, four to six hours is con­sid­ered part shade or part sun, and less than four hours would be a shaded site. Plants at the garden cen­ter should have tags that tell you their light pref­er­ences. Shop­ping lo­cally helps en­sure that all the plants you see will be suit­able for the cli­mate in your yard. 2. Plant drought-tol­er­ant shrubs. Th­ese spe­cially adapted plants thrive with lim

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Com­pact plants like ‘Li­lac Chip’ but­ter­fly bush con­trib­ute to a low-main­te­nance land­scape.

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