In 1945 Molly Lamb Bobak became Canada's first female war artist, but it took her three years of army life to win that appointment. During those years she kept a unique diary in the form of a handwritten newsletter, as she traveled back and forth across Canada by train, and as she hitchhiked her way around southern Ontario and as far south as Detroit and New York City. Double Duty, Sketches and Diaries of Molly Lamb Bobak, Canadian War Artist (Dundurn Press) is well designed and edited (by Carolyn Gossage), so that the original flavour of the work is preserved. The drawings are superb and the text is very funny. Thoroughly enjoyable.