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Untying the Knot

A new book untangles historical confusion and contemporary anxieties about marriage

Thou Art Anxious

Decisions, decisions

Keep in Touch

Why digital connections can’t sustain health, happiness or politics

Duncan McDowall

Duncan McDowall is emeritus University Historian at Queen’s University. He is also a co-editor of John Lyman’s The Old Bermudas.

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Duncan McDowall

A Bermuda Short

Publishing a forgotten manuscript November 2023
For me, it all began with our honeymoon. Sandy had lobbied for a trip to the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda, with its pink sand beaches, oleander-lined lanes, and white-roofed pastel cottages. We were immediately beguiled, and we were not alone in our fascination. Earlier visitors, harried by North American life, had long regarded Bermuda as “the isles of rest.” Mark Twain travelled there seven…