Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 1–5

Overview

Presenting five titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: Emma Albani, a nineteenth century opera singer from Quebec who became a diva of the musical world; Emily Carr, the artist famous for capturing the essence in her paintings of the Native cultures of the coast of British Columbia; George Grant, a prescient political philosopher and author of Lament for a Nation; star NHL goalie Jacques Plante, the first netminder to don a protective mask; and honest Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, who led Canada in the late fifties and early sixties.

Includes

  • Emma Albani
  • Emily Carr
  • George Grant
  • Jacques Plante
  • John Diefenbaker

About the Authors

Vladimir Konieczny

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Vladimir Konieczny

Vladimir Konieczny is a freelance writer and a professional saxophone and bassoon player. He first heard Glenn Gould on the CBC during his teens, and he has remained a lifelong fan. The author of the children's title Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould, he lives on Pender Island, British Columbia.

Arthur Slade

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Arthur Slade

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full-time. He is the author of the Canadian Chills series of books, Dust (which won the Governor General's award), Tribes, and Monsterology. He currently lives in Saskatoon.

Raymond Plante

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Raymond Plante

Raymond Plante has published over 32 award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. He has also written for radio and television. He lives in Montréal, Québec, dividing his time between writing and teaching at L'Université du Québec à Montréal.

Kate Braid

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Kate Braid

Kate Braid has published 14 books of non-fiction and poetry including three books about Emily Carr. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.