Dennis T. Patrick Sears

Dennis T. Patrick Sears (1925-1976) at one time resided in Carden Township, Kawartha Lakes. He is the author of three novels, two set in Kawartha Lakes (then known as Victoria County), The Lark in the Clear Air and Aunty High Over the Barley Mow.

Often misquoted as “Lindsay has the widest main street and narrowest minds”, Sears is credited with making the full remark about Lindsay having “the reputation for having the widest main street and the narrowest minds of any town north of the Rio Grande”, stated in an interview with The Last Post (“Victoria Co. before the city folk came”, volume 6, page 47) in 1977.

Works:

Fair Days Along the Talbert
Aunty High Over the Barley Mow
The Lark in the Clear Air

Articles: Interview with McLean’s magazine, 1977

Page at New Canadian Library