Marilyn Davidson Elliott
Davidson Elliott is the award winning author of The Blind Mechanic which is a tribute to her father Eric Davidson, an extraordinary survivor of the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.
The Blind Mechanic – The amazing story of Eric Davidson, blinded survivor of the 1917 Halifax Explosion. Davidson overcame tremendous odds to become a licensed automobile mechanic in 1940s Halifax and worked for the City of Halifax until his retirement in 1980. He raised a family and lived life to the fullest. His life story might seem unbelievable if it had not actually happened.
Recalling An All But Forgotten Halifax Community – Devastated by the Halifax Explosion, Richmond vanished from maps and memories. Published in Halifax Magazine, November 4, 2019.
Neglecting Our Duty to Honour Halifax Explosion Victims – Poor maintenance and government indifference taint Fort Needham Memorial Park. Published in Halifax Magazine, August 17, 2020.
Robbie Robertson Dartmouth Book Award (Atlantic Book Award) 2019 for The Blind Mechanic