A rare glimpse into the moral strengths and values of a vanishing era.
The diary of a young Canadian woman working as a journalist in England in 1949 – 1954. Each entry is in fact a letter sent to her mother in Canada. Their relationship, founded on a Catholic upbringing, is as uninhibited as the Confessional.
Ouida MacLellan succeeded in gaining entry to the newspaper empire of Lord Beaverbrook, a rare achievement for a woman. The narrative interest of her letters derives from her work and her social life, enhanced by her attractiveness to men.
Ouida MacLellan was twenty-one years old in 1949 when she set off from Canada to work for six years in London’s Fleet Street. Born in Monctton, New Brunswick in 1927, she started her journalistic career on the editorial staff of the Moncton Times. Ouida passed away 2009.
Letters home from a Canadian journalist in post-war England, 1949 – 1954