Emily: Song of a Newfoundland Life

Emily: Song of a Newfoundland Life


Emily is a story written in verse and based on the life of the author’s maternal grandmother, Emily Nolan, who was born in rural Newfoundland in 1900.

Denise Batten tells the story of Emily’s colourful life, which reflects the lives of so many courageous Newfoundland women of her time. The verses have been put to music, so the story of Emily can be sung – much like a traditional Irish ballad or story song. (An mp3 of the recording is available for download with each book.) Readers will also enjoy the photos of original hand-hooked rugs designed specifically for the project by Kaaren Batten, a gifted Ontario artist. 

ISBN: 1-897174-91-3
Author: Denise Batten and Kaaren Batten
Publisher: Creative Book Publishing

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