Val Crandall was born in 1941 in Calcutta, India. She was educated in England. In 1960 she emigrated to Canada where for many years she worked as a legal secretary in Toronto. In 1961 she married a Canadian whom she had first met at the age of seventeen in England. In 1985 the couple decided to retire to the country. They purchased 100 acres of woodland in eastern Ontario and built a home where they still reside. In 1999 she graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, with a B.A. granted with Distinction in English. During her years of study, she won a number of awards: twice awarded the McNeil Prize; three times awarded the J. Carl King Scholarship, and her final award was The Curtis Memorial Foundation Prize.
Fabric of a Family
by Valerie Crandall
Fabric of a Family is the story of the lives, loves, and marriages of the Woodhouse family, their five children and two eccentric aunts.
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