The Three "R's"

Ramblings, Reflections, Reviews … From the "Pen" of William Land

Category Archives: Collecting/Collections

The Strange Likeness: A Review

Long-time Judy Bolton fans have been waiting for the publication of this book for many years. This beloved series was cancelled in 1967, following the publication of volume #38 in the series. “The Strange Likeness” was a phantom title until 2012. This best-loved mystery series was written and created by Margaret Sutton. In this first …

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2007 Question and Answer Interview: Nancy Drew

2007 QUESTION AND ANSWER INTERVIEW: NANCY DREW by William Land In 2007, I was approached by a reporter from The Hamilton Spectator to answer questions for a feature article she was completing about girl detective, Nancy Drew. The feature was planned to coincide with the release of the new film, “Nancy Drew” starring actor Emma …

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An Nancy Drew Interview for a Newspaper Article

An Nancy Drew Interview for a Newspaper Article by William Land Introduction In June 2007, I was approached by Jennifer Fisher, founder of the Nancy Drew group, NancyDrewSeuths. Jenn had been approached by a newspaper reporter assigned to write a story about Nancy Drew in anticipation of the theatrical film release of the movie, Nancy …

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The Mystery of the Charmed Quilt

The Mystery of the Charmed Quilt by William Land From: March 2013 Last Tuesday, I received a Facebook message from my friend, the prolific quilter Julie Domenico, that I should stay home on Wednesday to await for a courier delivery. I responded by saying that it sounded like a mystery worthy of Nancy Drew. Her …

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My Grandmother and My Books

My Grandmother and My Books by William Land My grandmother, Mary Burns Land, introduced me to the love of reading at a young age. My fondest childhood memories are of the times we spent together – we were very close. Nana was one of the earliest influences in my life. I remember how she loved …

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My Favourite Nancy Drew Books

My Favourite Nancy Drew Books by William Land As a life-long fan of Nancy Drew and similar series for children, I am writing about my favourite books in the classic mystery series. I offer my choices not in favourite order, but chronological series number. Since I am very familiar with the classic series (first 56 …

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