Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles by Christopher Moore (42)

Canada’s journey to confederation kicked off with a bang–or rather, a circus, a  civil war, a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love–in the old-fashioned sense.

This book offers a rare look back, through a woman’s eyes, at the men and events at the centre of this pivotal time in Canada’s history.

Mercy Anne Coles, is the daughter of PEI delegate George Coles. She kept a diary of thee social happenings and political manoeuvering as they affected her and her desires. A unique historical document, her diary is now being published for the first time, offering a window into the events that led to Canada’s creation, from a point of view that has long been neglected.

I love books from a woman’s point of view about such important topics. I found the book entrancing and wonderful!

Rating: 4.5 stars

 

 

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