"Barbara Kay knows a thing or two about good writing. As one Canada’s most widely read columnists in the National Post, she’s expressed herself forcefully and cogently for years, never mincing her words, garnering the applause of readers and sometimes their ire."

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BARBARA KAY RELEASES FIRST NOVEL, A QUEBEC-BASED MURDER MYSTERY


One of the most controversial writers in Canada, National Post columnist and acclaimed author Barbara Kay, makes her first foray into fiction with the release of “A Three Day Event,” a murder mystery underscored by sociopolitical tensions in a Quebec horse sport community.

Loosely based on actual events faced by the Kay family, A Three-Day Event takes readers back to 1992, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, where Le Centre Équestre de l’Estrie is playing host to a horse sport competition for Olympic hopefuls. Heightened by linguistic and class tensions, cracks begin to appear in the community’s sunny facade. Le Centre is suddenly jarred by a series of violent events: Anti-Anglophone vandalism, an assault on a stallion and other conflicts culminating in the murder of the centre’s reviled stable boy. Former champion jumper Polo Poisson takes the reins as chief sleuth and discovers that nearly everyone in the stable is a suspect.

Award-winning Montreal novelist Glen Rotchin praises Kay’s venture into fiction: “It’s polished, richly imagined and suspenseful, everything you’d want in a murder mystery. This is a novel that rises far above the level of a typical first novel.”

“Many non-fiction writers are curious to know whether they can pull off a work of fiction. I too wondered for decades, but it wasn’t until my daughter was betrayed by her mentor in horse sport that I found my inspiration,” Kay said. “Suddenly my ten years of immersion in the fascinating world of high-stakes three-day eventing competition opened a creative seam I had never thought possible.”

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Barbara Kay: Enter Milo Yiannopoulos, progressivism’s spawn and history’s pendulum in action

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Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is an organization that defends freedom of speech for students and academics at American universities. They’ve tracked disinvitations and speech disruptions on campus over the last 17 years and recently published their findings. From 2000-2009 disinvitations and disruptions occurred almost equally from the left and the right (on the right mostly with reference to abortion and Israel), but from 2010 onward protest veered sharply leftward. Today, over 90 per cent of speaker disinvitation attempts and speaker interruptions arise left of the speaker, occurring most frequently around racial, gender, immigration and Islam-related issues. But even left-wingers can be disrupted or disinvited if they don’t toe the party line on every single issue sacred to progressives. A Change.org petition was just launched to disinvite HBO host Bill Maher from speaking at University of California’s Berkeley campus, because he publicly states his contempt for all religions, including Islam. Criticizing Christianity is A-OK for progressives. Islam, not so much. It would be Berkeley, wouldn’t it. Can this really have been the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s? A few weeks ago the Berkeley College Republicans invited alt-right Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannapoulos to speak at the Student Union there. The administration, to its credit, had no objections. But violence by thuggish protesters erupted and the talk was cancelled. Nobody should be playing the victim … Everyone should just get on with achieving everything that they can in their lives The highly controversial Yiannopoulis takes cancellations in stride, though, knowing the attendant publicity makes it a win for him either way. Milo’s enormous cultural effect is confirmed by FIRE’s data graph’s startlingly high spike in protest on the left since Milo began his “Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour of U.S. campuses last year. Milo is a one-man gay........

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BARBARA KAY RELEASES FIRST NOVEL, A QUEBEC-BASED MURDER MYSTERY


One of the most controversial writers in Canada, National Post columnist and acclaimed author Barbara Kay, makes her first foray into fiction with the release of “A Three Day Event,” a murder mystery underscored by sociopolitical tensions in a Quebec horse sport community.

Loosely based on actual events faced by the Kay family, A Three-Day Event takes readers back to 1992, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, where Le Centre Équestre de l’Estrie is playing host to a horse sport competition for Olympic hopefuls. Heightened by linguistic and class tensions, cracks begin to appear in the community’s sunny facade. Le Centre is suddenly jarred by a series of violent events: Anti-Anglophone vandalism, an assault on a stallion and other conflicts culminating in the murder of the centre’s reviled stable boy. Former champion jumper Polo Poisson takes the reins as chief sleuth and discovers that nearly everyone in the stable is a suspect.

Award-winning Montreal novelist Glen Rotchin praises Kay’s venture into fiction: “It’s polished, richly imagined and suspenseful, everything you’d want in a murder mystery. This is a novel that rises far above the level of a typical first novel.”

“Many non-fiction writers are curious to know whether they can pull off a work of fiction. I too wondered for decades, but it wasn’t until my daughter was betrayed by her mentor in horse sport that I found my inspiration,” Kay said. “Suddenly my ten years of immersion in the fascinating world of high-stakes three-day eventing competition opened a creative seam I had never thought possible.”

Read an excerpt of this book

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Barbara Kay: Enter Milo Yiannopoulos, progressivism’s spawn and history’s pendulum in action

Posted on 2017-02-14 12:30:05

Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is an organization that defends freedom of speech for students and academics at American universities. They’ve tracked disinvitations and speech disruptions on campus over the last 17 years and recently published their findings. From 2000-2009 disinvitations and disruptions occurred almost equally from the left and the right (on the right mostly with reference to abortion and Israel), but from 2010 onward protest veered sharply leftward. Today, over 90 per cent of speaker disinvitation attempts and speaker interruptions arise left of the speaker, occurring most frequently around racial, gender, immigration and Islam-related issues. But even left-wingers can be disrupted or disinvited if they don’t toe the party line on every single issue sacred to progressives. A Change.org petition was just launched to disinvite HBO host Bill Maher from speaking at University of California’s Berkeley campus, because he publicly states his contempt for all religions, including Islam. Criticizing Christianity is A-OK for progressives. Islam, not so much. It would be Berkeley, wouldn’t it. Can this really have been the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement in the 1960s? A few weeks ago the Berkeley College Republicans invited alt-right Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannapoulos to speak at the Student Union there. The administration, to its credit, had no objections. But violence by thuggish protesters erupted and the talk was cancelled. Nobody should be playing the victim … Everyone should just get on with achieving everything that they can in their lives The highly controversial Yiannopoulis takes cancellations in stride, though, knowing the attendant publicity makes it a win for him either way. Milo’s enormous cultural effect is confirmed by FIRE’s data graph’s startlingly high spike in protest on the left since Milo began his “Dangerous Faggot” speaking tour of U.S. campuses last year. Milo is a one-man gay........

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