Colville’s Bastion

My debut novel. For over six months the emigrants were cooped up on the Princess Rose, a three masted barque that had carried them from Liverpool to Canada. In Victoria they were transferred to The Beaver a steam powered side wheeler. They approach Colville, their new home. "To be charitable, the settlement looked promising, if… Continue reading Colville’s Bastion

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