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THE CONVICT LOVER: A True Story

Simonds, Merilyn

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ISBN 10: 092191296X / ISBN 13: 9780921912965
Published by Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1996
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Fine/Fine Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Quantity Available: 1. Category: true crime; ISBN: 092191296x. ISBN/EAN: 9780921912965. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 12649. Bookseller Inventory # 12649

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Title: THE CONVICT LOVER: A True Story

Publisher: Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st edition.

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Convict Lover, The by Simonds, Merilyn. 8vo.

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A new edition of the beloved and bestselling classic work of creative nonfiction

It is 1919. Joseph Cleroux, a handsome young man who escaped the Great War and the flu epidemic, is incarcerated in Kingston Penitentiary, determined that jail will not break him. Phyllis Halliday is a 17-year-old schoolgirl who finds his letter in the quarry where he is doing hard time. As "Peggy" and "Dady-Long-Legs," they exchange a clandestine correspondence that frees them both from the confines of their lives, although the risk entailed increases as Joseph asks more and more of Phyllis and conditions inside Canada's most notorious prison deteriorate.

Based on letters the author found in the attic of her home, The Convict Lover is a blend of historical detective work and imaginative recreation -- a haunting, unforgettable journey through the world of Canada's first and oldest penitentiary and portrait of the people who lived in its shadow, both inside and outside its walls. Played out against the backdrop of a war-scarred society, a vicious battle for penitentiary reform, and the first riot in Canada's prison history, The Convict Lover is a story of human resilience and desire.

This edition includes a new introduction and epilogue.

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