FEATURES: HILL-TOP BY: JESSIE L. BEATTIE
A) CONDITION BOOK: NEAR FINE - HARD BOUND
B) CONDITION DUST JACKET: GOOD - PRICE CLIPPED
C) FIRST EDITION - FIRST PRINTING - MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS 1935
D) NOTE: BEATTIE'S LIFE WAS SPENT AS A LIBRARIAN AND WHAT MIGHT BE CALLED SOCIAL SERVICE. NOT PROLIFIC HILL-TOP WAS HER FIRST PUBLISHED WORK. SCARE BUT SIGNED. RARE. 276 PAGES.
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"On Dec. 28, 2019, Flash from the Past outlined the considerable literary legacy of Jessie Louise Beattie
. Today, some other facets of her life. Born in 1896 to Francis and Cissie (Fleming) Beattie, she was the youngest of seven brothers and sisters who grew up in the still-standing Beattie farmhouse on Dickie Settlement Road.
Nearby, on Old Mill Road, is Willow Bank, Jessie's second home - on and off - from around 1913 until the late 1930s. Erected on an early 19th-century pioneer house foundation, it accommodated her parents, grandfather Sandy Fleming, Jessie and adult sisters, Lill and Jeann.
After Blair public school, Jessie looked forward to high school in Galt but a reoccurring mysterious disease dictated a delayed and interrupted secondary education. She finally graduated in her early 20s. Despite still suffering from painful attacks, Jessie took several jobs away from the family home.
As the 1920s began, Jeann and Lill operated Cupid's Inn Tea Room in Kitchener on Ontario Street North (above today's Two Goblets Restaurant). Jessie also worked there and one day was thrilled to serve a meal to poet Bliss Carman. The sisters lived in an apartment adjoining the tea room but often visited Willow Bank on weekends."
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