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The Book Room

23 EpisodesProduced by John DegenWebsite

News, conversations, and random sound from the book business.


Book Room 18: Silver Donald Cameron & Marjorie Simmins

For the first time ever, I have two guests at once in the Book Room. Silver Donald Cameron and Marjorie Simmins, partners in life and now in business, are setting out this week on a bold, some might say slightly crazy cross-Canada book and film tour. Driving themselves, their two dogs and their cultural products from Cape Breton on the Atlantic coast to Vancouver on the Pacific coast. Silver Don and Marjorie launch two new books and an environmental documentary, with stops, readings and parties in every major centre along the way.

Marjorie Simmins has written a memoir about injury, recovery and the astounding power of animals to connect with and heal us. Year of the Horse (Pottersfield Press) is available now in book stores. Silver Don, after a career spanning 17 books, many of them award winners, has self-published his latest title, Warrior Lawyers, a collection of interviews with crusading legal professionals dedicated to saving the environment through the courts. Warrior Lawyers' companion film, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World, will be screened across the country during the tour.

Listen to this episode of the Book Room above, and/or download it through iTunes (where you also can, and should, subscribe to the podcast).

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