Hambleton, Ronald

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Hambleton, Ronald

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Born in Preston, Lancashire, England in 1917. His family emigrated to Canada in 1924 and he grew up in Vancouver, B.C. He was a well-known writer, interviewer, freelance writer, music critic and poet. Among his published books are Unit of Five (1944), Object & Event (1953), Every Man is an Island (1959), There Goes McGill (1962), Mazo de la Roche of Jalna (1966), The Secret of Jalna (1972), A Master Killing (1978), the Love & Death of Orpheus (1979), The Branding of America (1987) and Verse of All Sorts, Light Dark & Wry (1995). Hambleton also wrote radio scripts, documentaries and television shows for the CBC and worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers and magazines in Canada and the United Kingdom. Between 1972 and 1977, he wrote a weekly column for Marketing Magazine and contributed to the Toronto Star as a music reviewer for over 30 years. Hambleton died in Toronto in 2015.


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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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