Archie Neil – From the life and stories of Archie Neil Chisholm of Margaree Forks, Cape Breton by Mary Anne Ducharme.
Archie Neil – From the life and stories of Archie Neil Chisholm of Margaree Forks, Cape Breton by Mary Anne Ducharme. The triumph of a life and a triumph of a book! Archie Neil is a beautifully written collaboration that will keep alive forever the life and stories of Archie Neil Chisholm. Saddled with polio, pride, and a lack of discipline – Archie Neil lived out the contradictory life of a terrific teacher floundering in alcoholism. His growth, plunge, and rise as an extraordinarily valuable person in the Cape Breton community is good, lasting reading. From outrageous good humour to excellent storytelling, this book is a remarkable achievement for writer Mary Anne Ducharme, as the life itself, at once graceful and generous, is a remarkable achievement for Archie Neil.