First the bad news.
Unfortunately, the Joanne Doucette’s new “Leslieville” is now out-of-print. available.This new history replaced her older book “Pigs, Flowers and Bricks” with more chapters, updated information and more. I had a special edition printed for the Clan Leslie International Gathering this summer at Fergus. This, “the big, fat book”, cost $25, but the last copy was sold on November 4th. (It cost $18.00 to print.)
Now the good news.
A “skinny” version without pictures is still available. I wanted this first printing to be as affordable and accessible to lower income people as possible. So I left out most of the photos and pictures. (It cost $8.00 to print.) One of the perils of self publishing is that you don’t know what you don’t know. In this case I didn’t know that some coding invisible in my word processing program (which will remain unnamed #@!* it). When I exported it to Adobe PDF, the coding appeared as I found out when I picked the 500 copies up from the printer. The content is still the same as the “big fat book.”
The skinny version is available at Victoria Whole Foods (Gerrard and Craven) and Vintage Hunter (Gerrard and Woodfield) as well as at Raise the Roots on Queen just east of Jones Avenue. The book is available for fifteen dollars at these fine retailers. I also have copies and can mail them or you can pick them up (call or email first). The cost is $15.00. If you decide to have it mailed please include another $10 for shipping and handling (Canada Post and an envelope.)
Send cheque or money order, payable to “Joanne Doucette” to:
330 Woodfield Rd
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2X1
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org