Clara Thomas (1919- ), born in London, Ontario, taught at the University of Western Ontario and York University. "Canadian Novelists: 1920-45" and "Love and Work Enough: The Life of Anna Jameson" were her M.A. and Ph.D. theses. She has written articles and reviews and "The Manawaka World of Margaret Laurence," "All My Sisters: Essays on the Work of Canadian Women Writers," and "William Arthur Deacon: A Canadian Literary Life." "Chapters in a Lucky Life" (Borealis) is her autobiography.