First Invaders

Edited by Alan Twigg

First Invaders
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The names Cook and Quadra ring a bell for most of us, as do Bering and Vancouver, but how much do we know about the Greek-born navigator, Juan de Fuca or the Machiavelli of the maritime fur trade, John Meares? British Columbia's earliest authors and explorers are skilfully introduced, ... Read more


Overview

The names Cook and Quadra ring a bell for most of us, as do Bering and Vancouver, but how much do we know about the Greek-born navigator, Juan de Fuca or the Machiavelli of the maritime fur trade, John Meares? British Columbia's earliest authors and explorers are skilfully introduced, for the first time collectively, by Alan Twigg. This is a compelling account of the characters, events and intrigues that comprised British Columbia's earliest literary history prior to 1800.

Alan Twigg

Alan Twigg, publisher and editor of 'B.C. BookWorld', is the author of eight previous books, including 'Cuba: A Concise History for Travellers, Intensive Care' (a volume of poetry), and 'Twigg's Directory of 1,001 B.C. Writers'. His articles have appeared in the 'Globe and Mail, Maclean's', the 'Toronto Star', the 'Georgia Straight', and the 'Vancouver Sun'. He lives in Vancouver.

Reviews

“There is absolutely no substitute for this panorama of our shared beginnings.” —Mark Forsythe, CBC Almanac“First Invaders is a delightful blend of coastal history and literary exploration. I got lost and found in it.” —Edith Iglauer, author of Fishing with John

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