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Ian Thornton

Author of The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms & The Deaths & Afterlife of Aleister Crowley

Ian Thornton is an English novelist and cricket writer, living in Toronto. His debut novel The Great & Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms is published by Simon&Schuster Canada, and by HarperCollins UK. Out on June 5th, 2014.
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Like Football? Yes, That Means Soccer. Read This Book

This is a remarkable, beautiful, touching, shimmying and evocative meditation on redemption, lost chances, weakness, the lure of excess, family, individualism, the wreckage of war, the folly of man on that other, albeit smaller, stage of the football pitch, and ultimately, the passage of time. The issue of addiction is superbly addressed.
08/13/2014 12:28 EDT

The Mad Piper of D-Day: A Canadian Hero

On Friday, an ever-dwindling gang of fading, brave champions shall gather. Their gang were beautiful, planet-saving heroes, every last one of them. But there was bravery, and then there was Bill Millin, Piper Bill, a commando who astonishingly marched the beaches of Normandy that pivotal day seven decades ago, as his comrades swam, rushed, fell, fought, died around him.
06/06/2014 03:02 EDT