Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Broad Is the Way: Stories from Mayerthorpe
Foyalty 60

Broad Is the Way: Stories from Mayerthorpe (Paperback)

£19.99
Usually despatched within 3 weeks.

Synopsis

In 1949, Margaret Norquay moved with her new husband, a minister with the United Church of Canada, to Mayerthorpe, in northern Alberta, a village in the centre of what was in those days a pioneer hinterland. Broad Is the Way is a collection of stories from their seven years there. Told with affection and gentle humour, the stories cover the challenges, heartaches, and delights of a young community and a minister and his wife in a very new marriage. Topics include the experience of orphan children sent to work on Western farms, manoeuvring for a restroom downtown for farmers' wives in need of a place to change their babies while their husbands did business, dealing with the RCMP over liquor found in the church basement, and the generosity of spirit shown by the community to the Norquays. Throughout the book, Margaret Norquay's indomitable spirit and determination are evident and illustrate her passionate belief in making positive change and having fun while doing it.

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of other lands Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press Publication Date: 01/09/2007 ISBN-13: 9781554580200  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 3 weeks. Add to Basket

A lifelong pioneer, Margaret Norquay has always been involved in community development, first with Farm Radio Forum and then with the Canadian army, where she served as a welfare officer. Postwar, in Dunnville, she was the first woman in Ontario to be appointed a community recreation director. Her marriage took her to Mayerthorpe, Alberta, as a ministeras wife and community volunteer. Later she wrote documentaries for CBCas Take Thirty and became the director of studies for Open College, Ryerson.

More books by Margaret Norquay

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery Free Free 3-5 Days
UK First Class £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop Free Free From 2 hours
Click and Collect Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Petroleum and East Asia, 1880-2008:...
(Hardback)
Chad Mitcham
 
 
£105.00
 
Catastrophe: Stories and Lessons from...
(Paperback)
T. Joseph Scanlon; Roger Sarty
 
 
£30.99
 
Cinema of Pain: On Quebec's Nostalgic...
(Paperback)
Liz Czach; Andre Loiselle
 
 
£33.99
 
Celebrity, Fame, and Infamy in the...
(Hardback)
Riemer Faber
 
 
£63.99
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close