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|The Niagara was always a draw for loonies and adventurers.
Throughout the 19 th century, Niagara Falls was a Mecca for daredevils, adventurers, inventors and other assorted loonies from around the world. Given the relatively close proximity of London Ontario to the Falls, one has to wonder why neither the adventurous Emily Chesley or her inventive Uncle Michael Flannigan ever attempted to conquer the falls. One need not wonder further.
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From her humble beginnings in Ireland to her arrival in London, Ontario
as a woman of means, these chapters reveal much about the genesis of
her character. ...see the chapters....>
London, Ontario (1880-1904)
These turbulent years proved difficult for Emily, but also proved some
of the most productive in her life of writing. Afrikaans of East
Nissouri and Brain Beasts of Blenheim Township were both penned in this
period. ... see the chapters....>
Leaving London, Ontario behind, Emily forges her way into the world
at large, taking part in the epic struggles of the day, and meeting
her share of Norwegians. Her years of leisurely travel are shockingly
truncated in 1919. ...see the chapters....>
A Long Twilight
Blessed with the Freakish Flannigan genome, Emily leads an active and
resiliant life up until her heroic end in 1948. Our Speculative
Songstress plays a remarkable part in these dark years of depression
and fascism. ...see the chapters....>
A chronology of events covering the lifetimes of Emily Chesley, Michael
Flannigan and the Circle.
Don't forget to check out our scholarship on Emily's prolific output!