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

His Excellency The Governor, James Douglas 1803 – 1877

James Douglas Fur trader, colonial governor, nicknamed 'Old Square Toes'. Knighted in 1863. The only real person in my historical fiction novel 'New Beginnings on Vancouver Island'. Work in progress.