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- DescriptionThis is the story of Alice Heffern, whose life as a well brought up young Engnlishwoman is utterly transformed by her marriage. Here, too, is the story of her adventurous and restless husband, Joe Atherton, athlete, actor, printer, journalist, publisher and pioneer. Together with their children, the abandon the comforts of England to begin a new life and build a new society in the Canadian West. A joyful and exuberant chronicle of a time and a way of life long gone.
- Author BiographyFrancis X. Atherton, youngest son of J. J. Atherton and Alice Heffernon, was born in Creston, British Columbia at the tail end of his father s rollicking career as a newspaper publisher. The Creston Review is the only paper founded by the elder Atherton that survives to this day. The author moved with his family to Calgary and to Vancouver where, at age sixteen, he quit school and launched a lifelong career in the auto industry. Employed first as a salesman and then in automotive parts, he worked for International Harvester, Studebaker and Volvo Canada Limited, in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. When he retired from Volvo as Central Canada Regional Manager, in 1977, he had already begun researching the novel that would be based on his parents life together. Atherton died in December 1986, a few months before publication of Tuppence Ha Penny Is A Nickel, but not without completing the first draft of a sequel, which follows the family through the turbulent years of the First World War. He is survived by Eileen, his wife of forty years, and by five children.
- Author(s)Francis X Atherton
- PublisherFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Date of Publication01/03/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFitzhenry & Whiteside
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight386 g
- Width226 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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