I loved reading this. It was essentially for research purposes, but the characters that created and worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company are so interesting it immediately became a page turner. Fascinating. Stephen Bown writes informatively and engagingly. He is never pedantic. The maps were helpful and it was good to be able to marry the portraits in the illustrations with the various characters. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in Canadian history or the HBC.
Published by Lorna
My debut novel 'New Beginnings on Vancouver Island' is a historical romantic saga that features Whitehaven in Cumberland and the west coast of Canada, Set in 1854 it is based upon a journey taken by my relatives when they signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the mines in Colville (now Nanaimo). This is my debut novel. My second novel, "The Shackletons of Whitehaven'' is currently a work in progress and will be published later this year. View all posts by Lorna