Leaving Liverpool

My debut novel It's 1854 and my heroine is standing on the quay with colliers from Whitehaven and Brierley Hill who have signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company to open the mines on Vancouver Island in Colville. "The first thing Kate McAvoy registered when she and her family stepped out of the brougham onto… Continue reading Leaving Liverpool

Old Liverpool Map – 1836

Part of New Beginnings on Vancouver Island is set in Liverpool, and until I can find a map for the 1850s that I can use, I think this gives a reasonable idea of the city and its composition. What strikes me is the geographical extent of the dockyards. The hustle and bustle of the port… Continue reading Old Liverpool Map – 1836