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Northern Neighbours: Stories of the Labrador People

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Title:Northern Neighbours: Stories of the Labrador People
Grenfell, Wilfred T.   
(4 of 5 for author by title)
The Romance of Labrador
Forty Years for Labrador
Published:   1906
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Company
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction, short stories

An earnest man's religion supplies a setting for these stories of the Labrador people.

—The Bookman's Guide To Fiction, November 1923

Dr. Grenfell's experiences in Labrador have been many and exciting, and he has garnered them here into a sheaf of stories that will stir the blood of all readers who love the sea and the people who live on it and by it. The style is simple, direct, and forceful.

—The Outlook, September 26, 1923 [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:145 Info

Author Bio for Grenfell, Wilfred T.

Wilfred Grenfell (1865-1940) was a Scottish doctor who devoted his life to medical service in Newfoundland. He graduated from medical school in 1888 and after listening to a preacher he decided to devote his career to service. He started work with the Nation Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen serving in the North Atlantic. During this time he became an expert sailor. In 1892 he visited Newfoundland to assess the need for medical services. The following year he returned with two doctors and two nurses and setup a hospital in Battle Harbour. Over the next forty years he travelled throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to administer to the inhabitants and visiting sailors. He wrote books and magazine articles to raise funds for his medical mission. He was an excellent publicist and raised funds through promotional tours and speeches. He was knighted in 1927. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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