David Adams Richards, CM, ONB is a Canadian writer and member of the Canadian Senate. Born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Richards left St. Thomas University in Fredericton, three credits shy of completing a BA. After publishing a poetry chapbook in 1972 he won the Norma Bailey Award, a literary prize for unpublished writing by Canadian university students, in 1974 for an excerpt from his novel manuscript The Coming of Winter, the novel was published that year as his fiction debut. Over his career as a writer, Richards has published novels, stage plays, short stories and non-fiction work, his fiction addresses the lives and experiences of poor and working class residents of the Miramichi region of New Brunswick, exploring spiritual and philosophical themes influenced by Richards' Roman Catholic faith. Richards has been a writer-in-residence at various universities and colleges across Canada, including the University of New Brunswick. On 30 August 2017, the appointment of Richards to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was announced.
On 25 April 2018, Richards resigned from the Independent Senators Group to sit as a non-caucusing independent senator. Richards stressed that he had not felt pressured by the ISG, saying that he left because he wants a high degree of personal autonomy, citing how he never joined the Writers' Union of Canada or PEN Canada as an author. Richards said that since Trudeau had appointed him as an independent, he felt it was his duty to be as independent as possible. On November 4, 2019, he joined the Canadian Senators Group. Richards has received numerous awards including two Gemini Awards for scriptwriting for Small Gifts and For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down, the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Canadian Authors Association Award for his novel Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace. Richards is one of only three writers to have won in both the fiction and non-fiction categories of the Governor General's Award, he won the 1988 fiction award for Nights Below Station Street and the 1998 non-fiction award for Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi.
He was a co-winner of the 2000 Giller Prize for Mercy Among the Children. The Writers' Federation of New Brunswick administers an annual David Adams Richards Prize for Fiction. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to the Canadian literary scene as an essayist and writer of fiction and non-fiction". In 2011, Richards received the Matt Cohen Prize. Richards' papers are housed at the University of New Brunswick. In 2014, Halifax singer-songwriter Dan MacCormack released an album of songs inspired by Richards' novels, called Symphony of Ghosts; the title was taken from a line in Mercy Among the Children. The Coming of Winter Blood Ties Lives of Short Duration Road to the Stilt House Nights Below Station Street Evening Snow Will Bring Such Peace For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Hope in the Desperate Hour The Bay of Love and Sorrows Mercy Among the Children River of the Broken-Hearted The Friends of Meager Fortune The Lost Highway Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul Crimes Against My Brother Principles to Live By Mary Cyr Small Heroics The Dungarvon Whooper Water Carrier and Earth Hockey Dreams Dancers at Night Dane A Lad From Brantford and Other Essays Hockey Dreams: Memories of a Man Who Couldn't Play Lines on the Water: A Fisherman's Life on the Miramichi Extraordinary Canadians: Lord Beaverbrook God is.
Facing the Hunter: Reflections on a Misunderstood Way of Life Murder and Other Essays "Non-Judgmental Truth: An Interview with David Adams Richards" by Craig Proctor, Blood & Aphorisms In 1971, he married the former Peggy McIntyre. They have two sons, John Thomas Richards and Anton Richards, reside in Fredericton as of December 2012. Official website Richards' item at English-Canadian writers, Aathabasca University, by Vivian Zenari. Several hyperlinks
Grey-Green was a bus and coach operator in England. It was based in Stamford Hill. Grey-Green can trace its origins back over a century to the foundation of George Ewer’s horse carriage business in 1885; the business prospered, summer-only services were soon operating to many South Coast resorts. Before the end of the 1920s, East Anglia was well covered too; the first service to operate throughout the year was a London to Ipswich service that commenced in June 1928. The 1930s started with the introduction of a London to Harwich service, operations continued to expand through East Anglia and to the coast, interrupted only by World War II. Routes run by the Prince Omnibus Company of Edmonton were added in the 1930s. Orange Luxury Coaches, Brixton was acquired in 1953, this long-established company remained as a subsidiary of the main company until wound up in December 1975. Orange Luxury Coaches vehicles carried the Queen's arms, being suppliers of coaches to the royal household; the large-but-ageing United Service Transport fleet was taken over in 1965.
Several of the companies taken over retained their separate identities and distinctive liveries in order to maintain goodwill, but in 1966 it was decided to concentrate the group’s operations on two trading names: Grey-Green and Orange. By 1972 it operated out of garages in Stamford Hill, Lea Bridge, Mile End and Brixton in London, Walton-on-the-Naze, Ipswich and Great Yarmouth in East Anglia. Subsequent acquisitions included the London coaching business of Birch Brothers in 1971, Mitcham Belle Coaches in 1974, Dix Coaches in 1976. In 1980 Grey-Green was a founding member of the British Coachways consortium which competed with National Express, but pulled out after a year. In 1980 Grey-Green was sold to the Cowie Group, it was one of the first private operators to operate London Regional Transport services under contract following the process started with the privatisation of London bus services operating nearly 20 in all. In 1987, Grey-Green bid for routes 125, 173, 179 and 379. In 1988, it began operating routes 24, 298 and 313.
In 1991, a further five routes were taken over and a new Barking garage opened. By 1994, the portfolio had expanded to include routes 20, 103, 141, 167, 168, 188, 210, 235, 275, 473 and D9; the high-profile routes 24 and 188 brought non-red London buses directly into the city. Grey-Green operated bus services in Kent, in Tunbridge Wells and Medway, commuter services from Essex and north Kent to London, international services to Paris and Amsterdam; the company's basic livery was white. The coaching fleets were painted in separate liveries. With the growth of the Cowie Group through acquisition of other bus operators, Grey Green co-existed for a time with other companies such as Kentish Bus. In 1998, the Cowie Group was rebranded as Arriva, Grey-Green's Stamford Hill and Barking garages were absorbed into Arriva London, the other operations by other Arriva companies. How Arriva arrived in the Capital Focus Transport 19 February 2012 Media related to Grey Green at Wikimedia Commons Grey-Green Coaches tribute site Country Bus Scania page Country Bus Volvo B10M page Country Bus Volvo Citybus page Showbus gallery
Erdeven is a commune in the Morbihan department in the region of Brittany in north-western France. Its main industry is tourism. Attractions include a seven kilometre-long beach beside the Atlantic and many prehistoric sites featuring megaliths; the Mané-Croch, Mané-Bras and Crucuno dolmens and the Kerzerho alignments lie just outside the commune. It is twinned with St. Märgen in the Black Forest region of Germany. Inhabitants of Erdeven are called Erdevenois. Carnac Communes of the Morbihan département INSEE commune file Erdeven's Office of Tourism website Official commune website Cultural Heritage Erdeven on bretagne.com