Barbara Frum: A Daughter's Memoir


287 pages
Contains Photos, Index
ISBN 0-394-22342-X
DDC 070'.92





Julie Rekai Rickerd is a Toronto-based broadcaster and public-relations


Barbara Frum’s premature death saddened the nation in general and
devastated her close, loving family in particular. Daughter Linda, a
talented author in her own right, writes about her late mother bravely
and with aplomb. Although she knew about her mother’s leukemia for 13
years, she nonetheless found Frum’s death a numbing and wrenching
experience. The book includes commentary from Barbara Frum’s close
friends and colleagues as well as excerpts from her interviews with the
likes of prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and Pierre Elliott Trudeau,
comedians Jackie Mason and Bill Cosby, and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney.

Frum is portrayed as an “honest journalist,” as much at ease in
print as she was on radio and television, and as an extraordinary
daughter, wife, and mother who never lost sight of the truly important
things in life. She would have been proud of this memoir.


Frum, Linda., “Barbara Frum: A Daughter's Memoir,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 20, 2024,