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The Water-Drinker

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Title:The Water-Drinker
Author:
Mitchell, John Wendell  Writing under the pseudonym: Slater, Patrick   
(1 of 2 for author by title)
The Yellow Briar
Illustrator:
various   
(34 of 36 for author by title)
What twelve Canadian women hope to see as the outcome of the war
The Third Holiday Book
Published:   1937
Publisher:Thomas Allen
Tags:Canadiana, non-fiction, poetry
Description:

A book of poetry. [Suggest a different description.]

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Pages:122 Info

Author Bio for Mitchell, John Wendell

John Wendell Mitchell was aptly born on April 1, 1882 in Mono Township, Ontario. He moved to Toronto in 1894 and became a lawyer in 1907. His first novel The Yellow Briar was published in 1933, in the Great Depression. It was still very successful --hoax about being an autobiography and all. Less happily in 1935, Mitchell confessed to police that he had embezzled $20,000 of his clients’ money to cover his debts and insisted that he be charged. He received a six month sentence and was disbarred. He died in poverty on October 18, 1951.

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