Mallory, Enid. Under The Spell Of The Yukon. Heritage House Publishing Company. 2006.
Enid Mallory has had a career of writing and story- telling. This book is a very gripping biography of one of Canada’s best known poets; Robert Service’s poetry has brought to life and preserved for us the stories of the Yukon that came out of the gold rush days. Life was difficult in the harsh environment of the Great White North. The greed and craze for gold and instant wealth brought out the worst and the best in those who risked all. The reading of this entertaining and informative biography will enhance one’s appreciation of Robert’s poetry. Knowing the author always has a great impact on how his/her writings are accepted and understood. Although there are many details of Robert’s poetry that may be considered factious there is nothing fictitious about the author and his experiences which gave rise to his poetry.
This biography includes some of Robert’s most loved poems.