Journal of Alien #25: A Painter in Pakistan

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This book is from my journal about setting up house in Islamabad, Pakistan. My husband and I had to register at the Foreigners Police Station and were assigned numbers. I am Canadian Alien # 25. This book tells about my adventures as a woman painter in Pakistan. More

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About Mary Lou Crerar

Mary Lou Crerar has a long and distinguished career at an artist, painting landscapes in oils, acrylics, watercolours and Japanese sumi-e. Her paintings of Pakistan were displayed in successful shows in Ottawa, Ontario, and in Richmond and Victoria, British Columbia. The Alberta Art Foundation Collection, the Sunshine Village in Banff, Alberta, Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre, the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia have purchased her landscape paintings. Her previous books are "Sketchbook of the Rocky Mountains" and "West Coast Sketchbook." Her writing has been published in many chapbooks. (Portrait photograph by Denise Bull)

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Review by: Isabella Elliott on Oct. 30, 2012 : (no rating)
Finished reading Jounal of Alien. Which brought back many memories. I was not in Pakistan but in India in the 1950`sworking with the World Health & spent s lot of time staying in the villages. Some of the problems that Mary Lou came across I did also.
You can bring back all the things you had to cope with but you can not bring back the smells.
I just wish I had written such a good jounal
As I listen to to-day`s news I can picture things in Pakistan.
I enjoyed the book but maybe someone that had not been in some other Countries would not realize how some others live.
Thanks for sending me the copy.
Isabella Elliott Cousin
(reviewed long after purchase)

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