In reponse to an invitation from Mill Street Books, Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston was in Almonte Wednesday evening speaking about her novel, Matrons and Madams. Set after the First World War, the book is based on family history. The author’s grandmother was a Matron at a hospital in Lethbridge Alberta. The book deals with many matters still relevant today – loss, rehabilitation, immigration and even STDs! We have sold 49 copies to date – with 2 signed copies left in the store. Better rush in!
His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, attended as well. They visited Mill Street Books, dined at Cafe Postino and then were warmly greeted by our Mayor Shaun McLaughlin at the Almonte Public Library where Her Excellency made her presentation. We sent them home with lemon loaves and Hummingbird chocolate. We were honoured to host this special event and hope Their Excellencies will return again to discover more of Almonte.