Third Floor Exhibitions

Some Treasures: Anthony Bidulka/Penny Draper

June 2011 - September 2011
Location: Special Collections Reading Room
, Third Floor, Murray Building
Curated by: Rita Chillak, Special Collections

Anthony Bilduka is a chartered accountant turned prolific mystery writer from Saskatoon who has recently published his 7th novel from the Russell Quant mystery series, Date with a Sheesha (2010). His other titles include Aloha, Candy Hearts (2009), Sundowner Ubuntu (2007), Stain of the Berry (2006), Tapas on the Ramblas (2005), Flight of Aquavit (2004), Amuse Bouche (2003). The entire Russell Quant mystery series is on display in Special Collections showcasing one of Saskatoon's foremost talents.  


You can see his website here.

Penny Draper is a Canadian writer educated in Toronto and living in British Columbia. She became a writer after attending "Storytellers School of Toronto" and soon after started the Prince George Storytellers Roundtable. Penny's featured works are a part of the Coteau Books for Kids series; Coteau Books is a literary press based in Regina, Saskatchewan which has published such works as Anne Szumigalski's Governor General's Award-winning title Voices.

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You can visit her website here.

Mary Balogh Regency Romances

February 2011 - May 2011.Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Third Floor, Murray Buliding
Curated by: Rita Chillak, Special Collections


Just in time for Valentine's Day, Special Collections has put on display the Romance novels of Mary Balogh. Balogh was born and raised in Swansea in South Wales and moved to Kipling, Saskatchewan, where she still lives part-time, to become a school teacher. She taught for twenty years before focusing on her writing full-time. Mary Balogh soon became one of the genre's most popular and best-selling authors. Balogh won the Romantic Times Award for Best New Regency Writer in 1985; she has also won five Waldenbook Awards including Best selling Short Historical in 1986 for The First Snowdrop. Adding to her list of accomplishments is her Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award in 1989. She specializes in romances that are set in the regency period of England, officially the period of 1811-1820, but sometimes as inclusive as 1795-1837. They are set in the same complex social world as Jane Austen's novels. You can find Mary Balogh's official website here. You can see all the Balogh books in the catalogue here. Come to the third floor of the Murray Library to see the exhibit in person!






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