"This year the GCTC’s holiday selection for all ages is an adapation of an Ottawa favourite. Angel Square, based on the novel for children by Brian Doyle, is a story set in post-war Ottawa that touches on issues of class, prejudice and community against the backdrop of the Christmas season. I was able to read the script for Angel Square as part of our "Stages and Pages" partnership with the GCTC, and I found it thought-provoking, touching and funny. It’s fascinating to get a glimpse of the Ottawa of 1945, so different from today, yet full of familiar landmarks.
The following resources include some novels with similar themes and settings, as well as several wonderful non-fiction books providing images and information about Ottawa’s history, for those who would like to learn more!"
(Posted on behalf of Allison at OPL.)