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Dear Blog Help! I recently wrote a wonderful little book. Ted Allan in Spain: the movie, (TAiS), tells the story  of how the young Canadian journalist, having enlisted in the International Brigade, was sent to Madrid to report on his mentor, Norman Bethune. Bethune, on learning this, appointed his young protégé as his Political Commissar. […]

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I have just posted chapter four: the sacred of Norman Allan: the story for Ezra, book two: secrets go on: take a look . . . click on the pigeon to home Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Ted Allan in Spain: the movie

I recently self-published my short novel “Ted Allan in Spain: the movie“. It tells the most interesting and exciting story I know… Ted Allan, at 21, as Norman Bethune’s political commissar, sent Beth home from Madrid… Ted found himself pushed into a rivalry with Hemingway (who was jealous of Ted: he’d kissed the bride!)… Ted […]

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My Father in Spain

My Father in Spain The most exciting and the most interesting story I ever heard was the story of my father’s season in Madrid in the spring summer of nineteen thirty seven; Madrid besieged. There he, my dad, tangled with Hemingway. There he fell in love with Capa’s girl. “Look after her, Ted,” Capa said. […]

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Ted Allan in Spain

Ted Allan in Spain 1937: Madrid: besieged by General Franco. My father’s life tangled with Hemingway’s. Was Hemingway jealous? It seems so. It weaves through the story of Norman Bethune. Ted was 21 when Beth appointed him political officer/commissar of the blood transfusion Unit. Ted would go on to have Bethune sent home to Canada. […]

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My father, Ted Allan, wrote Lies My Father Told Me as a short story and a film. He asked me to novelize it, and the book was published in 1975 by Signet/ New American Library. The full text is posted at Lies My Father Told Me : Norman Allan Strangely,  I can find this page […]

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