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Monday, October 29, 2018

Reader's Diary #1941- Michael Sheldon: The Spirit of the Bank of Lower Canada

Michael Sheldon's ghost story "The Spirit of the Bank of Lower Canada" reminded me of Stephen Leacock's writing. It's satire, not too hilarious and slightly smug, but amusing nonetheless.

This one takes the idea of a ghost writer quite literally. The ghost in question is Mr. Percy Aikanshaw who was the speech writer for bank president until, and after, the day he died. For generations, he's been loyal to the bank and highly appreciated. Then one day that all changes.

The satire on generational divides is as relevant today as it was then.


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