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Publishing a biography of a forgotten Canadian singer, Bertha Crawford, giving her the place she deserves in Canadian history.
Publishing a biography of a forgotten Canadian singer, Bertha Crawford, giving her the place she deserves in Canadian history.
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    Join us for the Launch Concert

    Ensure you have a ticket to the Ottawa concert where the book will be launched, and Bertha's life will be revived in song by some of Ottawa's most talented young singers. Pick up your copy of the book at the concert. (Autographs free...)

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    Bertha's Breakfast Special

    "Breakfast she dismisses with a cup of coffee...." said The Toronto Star about Bertha's dining habits in 1934. Enjoy your coffee elegantly served in a vintage demitasse cup, while you read your copy of the book.

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    Russian Tea Party for One

    Bertha told the Kingston Standard in 1921, she “lost everything in Russia, her money, baggage and private belongings.” But perhaps she brought out one small souvenir, like this? Have your tea in a traditional Russian tea glass holder, as you read your copy of the book.

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    HD Opera Outing

    What? You have never been to an opera? Join the author to watch a Metropolitan Opera 'Live in HD' production at any participating Cineplex theatre in Ottawa during the 2017-2018 season. (They have subtitles...)

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    • Join the author at an HD Met Opera show at an Ottawa Cineplex
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    Library Special

    You get to select a library system to donate a set of 4 copies of the book to. And you get your own copy which you can read without fear of overdue fees.

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    Book Club Special

    You will get 5 copies of the book to share with your book club, and the author will give a reading and discussion, in person within 1.5 hours of Ottawa, or by Skype anywhere.

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    • 1 author appearance, live within 1.5 hours of Ottawa or via Skype
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    Toronto Cycling Tour-de-Bertha

    Take a personally guided bicycle tour of down-town Toronto sites associated with Bertha's life and career, with stops for snacks. (Bicycle not included.)

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    Family Tree Research Special

    Maybe you have an opera singer in your past too? I'll do 20 hours of custom family tree research to settle the matter once and for all, and map out your family tree as far back as available records go. You'll get a printed tree with detailed profiles about selected ancestors.

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    Bertha's New York Get Away

    Are you a genuine opera buff? Or do you want to be seen as one? Have a weekend in New York in elegant accommodations in historic Harlem, (sleeps maximum six). Do your own research at the New York Public Library. Enjoy Saturday afternoon at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in person (rather than on the radio!) (Transport and meals not included.)

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