True Confessions from the Ninth Concession A funny and affectionate chronicle of rural Canadian life written by a winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour Author and playwright Dan Needles has long delighted readers and audiences alike w

  • Title: True Confessions from the Ninth Concession
  • Author: Dan Needles
  • ISBN: 9781771621694
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • A funny and affectionate chronicle of rural Canadian life written by a winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.Author and playwright Dan Needles has long delighted readers and audiences alike with his insightful and laugh out loud perspective on small town life, published in such bestselling books as Wingfield s World Random House, 2011 , Wingfield s Hope Key PortA funny and affectionate chronicle of rural Canadian life written by a winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.Author and playwright Dan Needles has long delighted readers and audiences alike with his insightful and laugh out loud perspective on small town life, published in such bestselling books as Wingfield s World Random House, 2011 , Wingfield s Hope Key Porter, 2005 , With Axe and Flask McFarlane, Walter and Ross, 2002 and Letters From Wingfield Farm Key Porter, 1988.In 1988, Needles and his wife left the city to start a family in a country community located two hours north of Toronto Together they stocked their farm with sheep, cattle, chickens, pigs and, eventually, four children Needles charming chronicle unfolds in essays dated from 1997 to 2016, offering homespun advice for successful country living like whether to wave from the elbow or to merely raise one finger from the steering wheel when passing a neighbour in the car He cautions on rural superstitions, such as when his neighbour hesitated before selling him weaner pigs because every time he does the wife of the farmer who s buying them becomes pregnant which turned out to be true Here too is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a borderline collie he s never bitten anything in his life and the sheep are catching on and an odd duck named Ferdinand, as well as other hilarious stories involving an assortment of farm animals, including the weapon of choice to properly dispatch a rooster gone bad the risks of giving a name to a potential Sunday dinner entr e and how to outsmart a free range pig With his witty insight, Needles shares the art of neighbouring in the country a place made for visits, and where a figure walking across your field is of a reason to put the kettle on than to call the police True Confessions from the Ninth Concession is a sesquicentennial crop of antics and aphorisms by Canada s funniest farmer one that presents a wonderful escape for world weary city dwellers, and affirmative reading for anyone who is from, or has moved to, rural Canada.

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    1. Needles is a great storyteller. My husband nicknamed this the giggle book because hardly a page went by that didn't have me laughing a little. I love the series of Wingfield plays and this collection of essays highlights the reality that led to them. So many of the anecdotes are familiar, even though my connections to rural communities are not as strong. I was very much reminded of community as I read this book and hope that it inspires us to make those connections with our neighbours, even if w [...]

    2. I really liked the Wingfield Farms stories so when I heard that author Dan Needles had a new book out, I couldn't wait to ask for it for Christmas! As soon as it was available, I bought a copy. Boy, I'm glad that I didn't wait.In a series of short chapters/articles, Dan Needles tells the reader about his life with his wife and family on their farm in rural Ontario. Unlike his character, Walt Wingfield, he is not a stranger to country living. Both he and his wife were raised in the country and en [...]

    3. Its taken me years to finally recognise that I love to read Mr Needles columnsbut thankfully, by the time the book came out, I was certain I was a fan and the book has confirmed it. I LOVED it. In fact we all loved itevery excerpt I read to the family was greeted with laughter. It helps that we live in the midst of the community being written about but I think anyone living in a small community, anywhere in the world, would appreciate the ups and downs of small town life. On top of that you have [...]

    4. For many years I read Dan Needle's column in Harrowsmith Country Life. Discovered recently he's written a few good books on life in rural Canada - not far from where I live actually. This book is one of them and was a joy to read.

    5. Absolutely hilarious account of rural farm life. Totally relatable. This book had me laughing out loud!

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