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Merilyn Simonds


Merilyn Simonds is the author of sixteen books, including The Holding, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and The Convict Lover, finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. She lives in Kingston, ON.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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