1858 engraving of Victoria

Colonial History Vancouver Island

Maureen Duffus - Author and Historian


Reviews - A Most Unusual Colony

A Most Unusual Colony

Some Reader Comments

"The author has captured the feel and vocabulary of letters of the period to recount the social history of British Columbia's colonial beginnings."

"I feel I really got to know the characters and what it was lie to live in Victoria in the mid-1800s."

"The device of a fictional/factual journal worked well. You gave your characters substance, using a light and humourous touch while ... sneaking in so many wonderful factual details and photos ..."
(from a teacher/librarian)

"The description of the trips away from the fort brought back very clearly the scenes and escapades of my childhood."

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