Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore

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Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore

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Helen Creighton was born at the turn of the nineteenth century and until her death in 1989, she made a remarkable contribution towards retrieving the stories, song, and legends that have shaped the culture ad the people of the Maritimes. Written by her protégé and fellow folklorist, Clary Croft, this intimate biography offers both an intriguing portrait of a woman whose life was destined to become woven into the fabric o Canadian folklore, and a fascinating glimpse into the social mores of her time.

Painstakingly researched, wit excerpts from Dr. Creightons’s personal diaries and correspondence, Helen Creighton: Canada’s First Lady of Folklore revels the complexities of a woman whose life’s work brought her fame, respect, and sometimes censure.