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Meaford Public Library 2012

The Defender

Cor Boogerman has worked in marketing, advertising and teaching. He is a former member of the Meaford Public Library Board as well as other boards. Boogerman travelled extensively in his younger days and is an avid Scrabble player and crossword puzzler. He currently performs many volunteer jobs at the Meaford Public Library and also  works with developmentally delayed adults. Boogerman says he tells a decent joke, but has been told not to give up his day job.

The Book

The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott follows three sisters into the backstage world of Polite Vaudeville before and during the First World War. Overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama, the sisters (Aurora, Clover and joyous, headstrong Bella) set out to make their living as a singing act after the untimely death of their father. With little in their favour save youth and hope, the sisters navigate their way to adulthood among a cast of extraordinary charmers, charlatans, ruffians and impresarios—and once in a rare while, a true star with transcendent gifts. From the brightly lit state into the little shadows that lurk behind the curtain, the art of vaudeville – in all its variety, madness, melodrama, hilarity and sorrow – echoes the art of life itself.

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