Beginnings

Edited by Ann Walsh

Beginnings
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Ann Walsh has selected fourteen captivating stories written by accomplished authors from across Canada for this historical anthology. Each of the stories focuses on a "first-time" historical experience, such as the meeting between natives and Europeans at Fort St. James; the ... Read more


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Ann Walsh has selected fourteen captivating stories written by accomplished authors from across Canada for this historical anthology. Each of the stories focuses on a "first-time" historical experience, such as the meeting between natives and Europeans at Fort St. James; the ship carrying filles du roi as brides for the settlers of New France; the first elections in which women in Canada were allowed to vote; the first gourmet meal cooked in a CPR rail camp for Cornelius Van Horne; a mine disaster in the Crowsnest Pass, with the subsequent introduction of safety lamps for the miners; and an account of the "Home Children" first sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions.

Ann Walsh

Ann Walsh is the author of many books for younger readers, including Your Time, My Time; Shabash! and The Barkerville Mystery Series, set during BC's gold rush. She also writes short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction pieces for adults, has compiled and edited three anthologies and is a facilitator with The Williams Lake Community Council for Restorative Justice. She lives in Williams Lake, BC, and spends part of the year in Victoria.

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