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 A unique historical document, her diary is now being published for the first time, offering a window into the events that led to Canada’s creation, from a point of view that has long been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