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Why Rock the Boat
In 1940s Montreal, young Harry Barnes joins the Montreal Daily Witness, Canada’s most reactionary newspaper. The managing editor, Philip Butcher fires journalists with aplomb while keeping news out of the paper. To amuse himself Harry writes hilarious Butcher stories. To his horror, his scathing sketches are inexplicably printed in the Witness, which leaves him fearing for ...more
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Published March 25th 2011 by Smashwords Edition
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The Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake has a hit show, His Girl Friday, adapted by John Guare from Ben Hecht's Front Page, and the movie it inspired with Rosalind Russell. Those who love those plays and the movie will love Why Rock the Boat by William Weintraub. It is set in the rollicking newspaper world of Montreal and owes a lot to Weintraub's experiences as a young reporter. The writers he met working there, Mavis Gallant and the late Brian Moore became life-long friends. You may be able t ...more