Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-Ships

July 29, 2002|
Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-Ships by Peter Johnson
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A line of nervous young women got off a ship in Victoria Harbour in 1862 and had to walk the gauntlet between two rows of jostling, eager men. One girl, proposed to on the spot, accepted equally quickly and left town with her new husband. Why did these women leave everything behind in England and come to the west coast? The answers lie in the lusty turmoil of a gold-rush frontier, the horrible disruptions of industrial England and the conflicting aims of earnest Christians and early British feminists.

Born in Cheshire, England Peter Johnson immigrated to Canada with his family in his early teen years. Educated in Canada, he has taught history, English, and creative writing for over thirty years in a variety of locations, from Canada’s west coast to the prairies to across the Atlantic Ocean to Dublin and London. An avid long-d...
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Title:Voyages of Hope: The Saga of the Bride-Ships
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.5 X 5.5 X 0.88 in
Published:July 29, 2002
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780920663790

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