- Frank Parker Day
Since Day's father was a Methodist minister who moved to a new congregation every three years, Day spent his youth living throughout Nova Scotia, living in Wallace, Acadia Mines, Mahone Bay, Boylston, and Lockeport. When he was seventeen, Day attended
Pictou Academyand from there went on to earn a BA from Mount Allison University. He later won a Rhodes Scholarship, studying at Oxford University.
Day was an athlete, and won the Oxford-Cambridge Heavyweight Championship.
Day served in the
Canadian Army, where he played a crucial role in recruiting and training of the Cape Breton Highlanders. He was promoted to the rank of Colonel while on the battlefield of Amiensin 1918.
novel" Rockbound" was chosen for inclusion in "Canada Reads 2005", championed by Donna Morrissey. "Rockbound" eventually won the competition.
*"The Autobiography of a Fisherman"
*"River of Strangers"
*"John Paul's Rock"
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