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The Real Moira Kinney

You may recollect that Elly Patterson worked at and owned Lilliput’s book store which was based on the real-life Gulliver’s book store in North Bay, Ontario. Eventually Elly sold the Lilliput's business to her employee and former co-worker Moira Kinney.

In 2013, Gulliver’s was about to close shop because the store’s owners Suzanne and Bernard Brooks wanted to retire, but could find no buyer. To celebrate this, Lynn Johnston put together a party to drink and celebrate the end of Gulliver’s {Fill in your favourite Lynn Johnston drinking joke}, which she talked about here:

http://www.fborfw.com/news/_suzanne_and_bernard_brooks/



On May 1, 2014, Gulliver’s was bought by a new owner so the store was saved. Yay! Surprisingly, Lynn made no notice of this in her News & Notes. I guess it wasn't an occasion for drinking.

The Gulliver’s website now features a picture of the original owner Suzanne Brooks on the front of the website showing her book recommendations (Suzanne’s picks) and I could not help notice that (aside from grey hair), her hair style and face shape are quite a bit like Moira Kinney. Moira's hair on the side is a little longer and a little fluffier than Suzanne's.







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    bcrowessteffi wrote on Sunday's comment from Lynn Johnston: Instead of showing Liz as having to deal with the aftermath of this…

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