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    Canadian emigrants’ tales told in new book

    By Noreen Bowden | August 11, 2008

    The publication of the oral histories of emigrants is a great little trend of late, with many community publications achieving prominence in their localities.  “A Story To Be Told”, the stories of emigrants to Toronto in Canada, looks likely to bring the genre to new prominence.

    The book collects the stories of 130 emigrants who arrived from 1940 to 1999. The stories were collected by Eleanor McGrath and William Smith, who have both worked in the Toronto Irish community for many years. Ms McGrath is the former Executive Director of the Ireland Fund of Canada. Mr Smith is a professional photographer who reports for the Toronto Irish News, among other outlets.

    The project will be launched this autumn at several events in Dublin, Belfast and Canada. The book is published by Liffey Press in Dublin and distributed in the US by Dufour Editions.

    Learn more on the project at the publication’s website.

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