Watson, Sheila (Doherty)

WATSON, Sheila (Doherty), writer (b 24 Oct 1909, New Westminster; d 1 Feb 1998, Nanaimo). She grew up in the Provincial Asylum for the Insane (see WOODLANDS), where her father, Dr Charles DOHERTY, was the superintendent. After graduating from UBC in 1933 she taught school in several small BC towns, one of which, DOG CREEK in the CARIBOO, she used as a setting for her novel The Double Hook (1959). She later completed graduate work with Marshall McLuhan and taught at the Univ of Alberta from 1961...

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