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Quebec eBook Collection

The Pioneer
By (author): Paul Almond
Paul Almond


Red Deer Press - Markham



Product Form:

Electronic book text
Electronic book text , EPUB


General Trade
Nov 15, 2013
$9.99 CAD
Red Deer Press
FICTION / Historical / General
The riveting Alford Saga continues with James Alford, the Deserter, battling old age and ferocious winters, but even more crippling, the departure of his son and only heir, Young Jim, who sets out on snowshoes for Montreal, seven hundred miles away. Arriving at last in Montreal, Jim is driven by starvation into a back-breaking job constructing the Victoria Bridge. Jim finds lodgings with an Irish widow in Griffintown, and falls in love. After being deceived in this romance, he rejects the bitter realities of urban life and returns to the Old Homestead and its community of pioneers. His ageing father recruits him to rally recalcitrant neighbours to found a school for their children and a church for their worship in Shigawake. Enthralling and adventurous, The Pioneer is Book Three in the Alford Saga, a series chronicling two hundred years of Canadian history, as seen through the eyes of a settler’s family.

Paul Almond, O.C., is one of Canada’s pre-eminent film and television directors. He directed and produced more than 130 television dramas for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and for the BBC and others in the UK, as well as motion pictures for Paramount and Universal in Hollywood. He was recently appointed to the Order of Canada and received a lifetime achievement award from the Director’s Guild of Canada. A storyteller at heart, Almond has now turned his talents to writing. He lives in Malibu, California, and on the Gaspé Peninsula in Shigawake, Quebec.

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