Architect and McGill University professor Percy Nobbs was a fisherman, tying a fly with the same thought and precision he used when designing a building. And Percy was a storyteller. In the picture bellow, he is probably telling a story to his ‘crew’. Their rapt faces reflect his tales of derring-do and experiences of a lifetime. He faced all challenges, and ran every race. He canoed in dangerous rapids and sailed in treacherous seas. From the Scottish hills and rivers to live in Russia, to Montreal and the Ottawa River, he lived a fascinating life of fishing, hunting, boating, and antagonistics, and chronicled them in his Memoirs. He worked hard and played hard and left readers these colourful tales of danger, tragedy, bravery, foolishness and humour.
Sir John A. Macdonald and a House Called Les Rochers
by Karen Molson
published by the Canadian Heritage of Quebec, 2015