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.
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… Continue reading The Company – Review