Local Ottawa author, Colin Alexander, will be in the store on Saturday, September 18 from 1pm to 3pm signing copies of his book “The Lady Who Lassoed Me: Popular and Humorous Traditional Verse about Living, Loving & Money.” The book includes stories such as “The Lady Who Lassoed Me,” “Dinah Saw the Dinosaur” and “The Ghost of the Yellowknife Inn.”
From the book jacket: “This book is fun for readers of all ages. It’s a collection of comic and narrative verse that rhymes, scans and (mostly!) makes sense – like the tongue-twister Dinah Saw the Dinosaur. The Lady Who Lassoed Me was inspired by a real lady of the street on a sunny summer day in Ottawa. The Ghost of the Yellowknife Inn is a narrative ballad about the epic search for gold in the Canadian Arctic. This book is in the traditional light verse by A.A. Milne, Alfred Noyes (The Highwayman) and Kipling, and by Robert Service (The Cremation of Sam McGee). It also looks back to comedians whose work was literary, clever and acerbic, like Tony Hancock, Peter Ustinov, Peter Cook, and the Harvard Maths professor Tom Lehrer.”
We hope to see you at the event!