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The christmas Birthday Story

Laurence, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0394843614 / ISBN 13: 9780394843612
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Covers and text are clean and bright. Dust jacket shows edge wear and several short tears. ; The author's interpretation of Jesus' birth and the subsequent visit of the three kings. Bookseller Inventory # 7389

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Title: The christmas Birthday Story

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Helen Lucas

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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The author's interpretation of Jesus' birth and the subsequent visit of the three kings.

About the Author:

Margaret Laurence was born in Neepawa, Manitoba, in 1926. Upon graduation from Winnipeg’s United College in 1947, she took a job as a reporter for the Winnipeg Citizen.

From 1950 until 1957 Laurence lived in Africa, the first two years in Somalia, the next five in Ghana, where her husband, a civil engineer, was working. She translated Somali poetry and prose during this time, and began her career as a fiction writer with stories set in Africa.

When Laurence returned to Canada in 1957, she settled in Vancouver, where she devoted herself to fiction with a Ghanaian setting: in her first novel, This Side Jordan, and in her first collection of short fiction, The Tomorrow-Tamer. Her two years in Somalia were the subject of her memoir, The Prophet’s Camel Bell.

Separating from her husband in 1962, Laurence moved to England, which became her home for a decade, the time she devoted to the creation of five books about the fictional town of Manawaka, patterned after her birthplace, and its people: The Stone Angel, A Jest of God, The Fire-Dwellers, A Bird in the House, and The Diviners.

Laurence settled in Lakefield, Ontario, in 1974. She complemented her fiction with essays, book reviews, and four children’s books. Her many honours include two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction and more than a dozen honorary degrees.

Margaret Laurence died in Lakefield, Ontario, in 1987.
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