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- DescriptionThe untold story of scandal and political intrigue in early Toronto. Anna Jameson arrives in the tiny settlement of Toronto in November, 1836. She has come at the request of her estranged husband, but she intends to gather material for a new book, which will eventually be published in England years later. At first, Anna finds herself in an alien world. She has little in common with Toronto women whose interests centre on gossip and their families, but as she begins to move into adventures like sleigh-riding and helping to fight a major fire, she enters a new life. And she also meets man-about-town Sam Jarvis. But Jarvis has a loving wife, a pile of debts and a violent past. The story is told from both their points of view. She travels alone into the wilderness, becomes the first white woman to descend the Sault rapids in a cae and discovers the joy of freedom. On Manitoulin Island, she and Sam Jarvis meet again. During a long cae trip down Lake Huron, they wrestle with the conflicts in their relationship and arrive at a settlement.
- Author BiographyAnn Birch has worked for a decade in Toronto's finest old houses as an historical interpreter. These places have given her a wide knowledge of nineteenth century domestic, social and political life. She was Head of English at several Toronto high schools and an associate professor in the teacher-training programs at York University and the University of Toronto. Ann holds a post-graduate degree in Canadian literature and writes essays and reviews for magazines and newspapers.
- Author(s)Ann Birch
- PublisherNapoleon & Company
- Date of Publication01/09/2010
- SubjectRomance & Sagas
- Place of PublicationToronto, ON
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintNapoleon & Company
- Content Noteb/w illus
- Weight420 g
- Width139 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine20 mm
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