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Sisters in Two Worlds: A Visual Biography of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

by Michael Peterman

Other authors: Hugh Brewster (Photographer), Charlotte Gray (Introduction)

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Containing two hundred colour and black-and-white images, many of them never-before published, this extraordinary book chronicles the lives of two exceptional and inspirational women: sisters, writers, pioneers, and forces of the Canadian imagination. These two women exert a timeless fascination . . . their] story reminds us, as Canadians, of where we have come from and how far we have travelled. --Charlotte Gray, in the introduction to Sisters in Two Worlds. Their childhood was spent in a manor house in the Suffolk countryside. As aspiring young authors, they attended literary evenings in the drawing rooms of Georgian London. But in 1832 Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill crossed the Atlantic to embark on new lives in the backwoods of Upper Canada where they struggled to survive and raise their families in a strange and often hostile world. By the light of homemade candles, Susanna and Catharine wrote about their experiences, producing such enduring classics as Roughing it in the Bush and The Backwoods of Canada. And Catharine's beautifully illustrated books on Canadian plants and wildflowers were the first of their kind. Sisters in Two Worlds recreates the remarkable lives of these two pioneering writers. Its absorbing narrative is complemented by modern colour photographs of the places they knew, combined with archival images, paintings, letters, and family artifacts. Written by Canada's foremost Moodie/Traill scholar, this visual biography is an informative new look at two of this country's seminal writers and a remarkable tapestry of life in early Canada.… (more)
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This book, with its beautiful illustrations, makes a great companion to Charlotte Gray's [Sisters in the Wilderness] or [Roughing it in the Bush] by Susannah Moodie herself or any of the books that she and Catharine Parr Traill wrote. ( )
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Containing two hundred colour and black-and-white images, many of them never-before published, this extraordinary book chronicles the lives of two exceptional and inspirational women: sisters, writers, pioneers, and forces of the Canadian imagination. These two women exert a timeless fascination . . . their] story reminds us, as Canadians, of where we have come from and how far we have travelled. --Charlotte Gray, in the introduction to Sisters in Two Worlds. Their childhood was spent in a manor house in the Suffolk countryside. As aspiring young authors, they attended literary evenings in the drawing rooms of Georgian London. But in 1832 Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill crossed the Atlantic to embark on new lives in the backwoods of Upper Canada where they struggled to survive and raise their families in a strange and often hostile world. By the light of homemade candles, Susanna and Catharine wrote about their experiences, producing such enduring classics as Roughing it in the Bush and The Backwoods of Canada. And Catharine's beautifully illustrated books on Canadian plants and wildflowers were the first of their kind. Sisters in Two Worlds recreates the remarkable lives of these two pioneering writers. Its absorbing narrative is complemented by modern colour photographs of the places they knew, combined with archival images, paintings, letters, and family artifacts. Written by Canada's foremost Moodie/Traill scholar, this visual biography is an informative new look at two of this country's seminal writers and a remarkable tapestry of life in early Canada.

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