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Margaret Laurence's difficult childhood

Margaret Laurence is born Jean Margaret Wemyss to Bob and Verna Wemyss in the town of Neepawa, Man. on July 18, 1926.

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Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence's difficult childhoodSep 10, 1997 | 1:18Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's difficult childhood Video
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's difficult childhood Sep 10, 1997 | 1:18Margaret Laurence is born Jean Margaret Wemyss to Bob and Verna Wemyss in the town of Neepawa, Man. on July 18, 1926.
Digital Archives - Looking back at the death of Margaret LaurenceSep 9, 1997 | 4:13Digital Archives Looking back at the death of Margaret Laurence Video
Digital Archives Looking back at the death of Margaret Laurence Sep 9, 1997 | 4:13On Jan. 5, 1987, after months of coping with advanced lung cancer, Margaret Laurence takes her life. She is only 60.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence's legacyJan 5, 1987 | 5:51Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's legacy Audio
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's legacy Jan 5, 1987 | 5:51Canadians mourn the loss of Margaret Laurence. Across Canada, distinguished authors such as Robertson Davies, Timothy Findley and Alice Munro pay tribute to their friend and peer.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence speaks out against censorshipJan 25, 1985 | 3:01Digital Archives Margaret Laurence speaks out against censorship Video
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence speaks out against censorship Jan 25, 1985 | 3:01Laurence speaks out against the censorship of her books in high schools. She talks about the importance of a "skilled" reading.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence's books bannedJan 25, 1985 | 2:39Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's books banned Video
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's books banned Jan 25, 1985 | 2:39Fundamentalist Christians deem The Diviners "blasphemous" and "obscene," and pressure school boards to ban Laurence's novels. Several schools comply.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence writes The DivinersMay 19, 1974 | 7:55Digital Archives Margaret Laurence writes The Diviners Audio
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence writes The Diviners May 19, 1974 | 7:55In the early 1970s Laurence moves to Lakefield, Ont. She also buys a small cabin on the Otonabee River where she writes The Diviners.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence, fire dwellerAug 24, 1969 | 28:20Digital Archives Margaret Laurence, fire dweller Audio
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence, fire dweller Aug 24, 1969 | 28:20The acclaimed Canadian author talks about her 1969 book <em>The Fire Dwellers</em>, the most autobiographical of her novels.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence on writing A Jest of GodOct 20, 1966 | 4:13Digital Archives Margaret Laurence on writing A Jest of God Audio
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence on writing A Jest of God Oct 20, 1966 | 4:13Margaret Laurence's A Jest of God is published. She talks about the differences between novels and short stories.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence's Manawaka seriesSep 20, 1966 | 5:19Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's Manawaka series Video
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's Manawaka series Sep 20, 1966 | 5:19Between 1963 and 1966, Laurence begins her celebrated Manawaka series with The Stone Angel and A Jest of God.
Digital Archives - Margaret Laurence's first novelDec 19, 1960 | 4:27Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's first novel Audio
Digital Archives Margaret Laurence's first novel Dec 19, 1960 | 4:27In 1947, Margaret Wemyss marries Jack Laurence. Between 1950 and 1957, they live in Africa where their two children, Jocelyn and David, are born. In 1960 Laurence publishes her first novel.

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