Born in Cardiff, Wales on March 2, 1934, humourist and social critic Colin Partridge came to Victoria in 1968 where he taught Literary and Film Studies (1968-98). With Trafford self-publishing and CATALYST he has published various works of poetry and prose: Thunderbird (1979), The Civil Disturbances (2000) and Moonshine Sketches of a Small Campus (2001). The title story of ten stories in The Civil Disturbances ($12) concerns the Scrabble Club at the Croak Bay Seniors Centre. A sophisticated satirist, Partridge offers stories such as 'The First Pocklington Squibb Memorial Lecture' in a dry, bemused style reminiscent of Robertson Davies' social commentary.

[BCBW 2003]