Welcome to this cyberplace, set up as a space for news and reviews of A Gentleman of Pleasure and occasional jottings about John Glassco. Five years have now passed since publication, and I've moved on to other projects, but I'm leaving this up with the thought that those drawn to Glassco's writing will find something of interest.

05 May 2011

Souvenirs of Baie d'Urfé

Returning home from Montreal this past Sunday, I took the opportunity to pass by the Baie d'Urfé house that Glassco and Graeme Taylor rented in the warmer months of 1934 and 1935. Though the exterior had remained virtually unchanged in the seven decades since, I was saddened to discover that an ill-considered extension has been recently added. The grounds upon which Glassco sat writing "The Way Back", the earliest version of "The Black Helmet", is now taken up by a two-car garage.

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