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Richmond, Now and Then

Some liken formal histories to four-lane highways. Nick Fonda answers with a meandering country road, quietly charming, with a human face. If all politics is local, so all history is local… and anecdotal. As the great urban thinker Jane Jacobs said, anecdotes are the only real evidence because they come from stories people tell. Though… Read more »

Hanging Fred and a Few Others

Frederick Coburn (1871-1960) was arguably Canada’s best-known painter at the peak of his career. Nick Fonda revisits Coburn’s work providing charming new insight into the painter and his surroundings. His method includes casting an inquisitive gaze on other accomplished artists who have followed quite unusual paths as they responded to the same muse that moved… Read more »

Principals & Other Schoolyard Bullies

“Recommended!” by Library Journal “A fine collection.” Alistair MacLeod Who has never encountered a bully? Who has never told—or been told—a story of a bully? With an uncanny insight into what bullies are all about, Nick Fonda brings sensitivity and even humour to an otherwise sinister topic. Everybody knows that bullying is not limited to… Read more »

Roads To Richmond

“Nick Fonda has captured the essence of one of the most unique areas within Canada.” Alistair MacLeod “A gem of a book… to be savoured. ” — Jim Napier, The Sherbrooke Record “Richmond is easy to find on a map,” writes Nick Fonda. “Or at least the name is easy to find. There are at… Read more »