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A Doyle Reader: Writings from Home and Away

      A Doyle Reader: Writings from Home and Away is a lively collection of personal writings, columns, and commentaries from a nationally known Newfoundland-born author and broadcaster. Doyle tackles a range of topics without pulling punches: her St. John's girlhood, Confederation, music, culture, and travel (whether as a sullen 10-year-old or an exhausted English teacher). Through it all is Doyle's distinctive voice: patriotic, passionate, and relentlessly funny. Acclaimed broadcaster Shelagh Rogers provides a lively introduction.      
 
 

 

Regarding Our Father

       Regarding Our Father, a documentary film by John W. Doyle and Marjorie Doyle tells the story of Gerald S. Doyle – businessman, folksong collector, and founder of The Doyle Bulletin – using the 16 mm colour footage Doyle shot as he travelled coastal Newfoundland and Labrador  in the 1930’s, 40s’ and 50’s.  The stunning and rare images constitute a unique archive of pre-Confederate outport Newfoundland taken by a patriot observing his country during a time of profound change.  As Doyle travelled the coast, he sought out singers and songs.  Music plays an important part in the film. 
      Lewisporte, St. Anthony, Francois, Eastport, Happy Adventure, King’s Cove,  Englee, Jackson’s Cove, Fogo, Notre Dame Bay, White Bay, Bonne Bay, Twillingate – the landscape, seascape, men, women and children from dozens of communities feature in the documentary. (view trailer)

 
 

 

 

 

Reels, Rock, and Rosaries:
Confessions of a Newfoundland Musician

“Unique autobiography ... first-rate memoir…what’s inside is gold.”
(The Telegram)

“... a colourful palette of humour, insight and craft, mixed with imagination and sensitivity in a uniquely articulate and personal narrative style…Doyle is a humanist…”
(Newfoundland Quarterly)

 
 

cover photo by Ron Young

 

 

 

A View of Her Own

“… knee-slappingly funny, throat-catchingly poignant…celebrate her as a troublemaker, and warmly welcome her bold voice.”
(Shelagh Rogers)

“A funny and poignant collection of Doyle’s columns.”
(Express)

 
 

 

 

 

 

Newfoundlander in Exile: The Life and Times of Philip Tocque (1814-1899)

“…we owe thanks to Marjorie Doyle for finding out all that can be known about Philip Tocque, and for her thoughtful commentary.”
(Newfoundland Studies)

“…Doyle has shed light on one of the province’s most intriguing, enigmatic literary figures.”
(Atlantic Books Today)

 
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