Lizzie is an historical novel, based on true biographical events inspired by a real family letter.
Born into a Protestant farming family in a troubled Ireland in the late 19th Century, Lizzie Monson was the oldest of twelve children, ten of them girls. With no work, no eligible husbands, and no chance of inheriting the family farm, she and one of her sisters answered the call to go homesteading in Canada. There they married two brothers. They registered for homesteads in Saskatchewan and started a new life on the prairie with all the hardships that the elements and life could throw at them.
This is Lizzie’s story, told by her in 1979 in her ninety-fifth year, as she looks back at her youth in Ireland, her journey to Canada, and her life on the prairie. It is a tale truly of ‘out of the frying pan, into the fire’.
A 258 page hardback that includes black and white photos and maps.
Author: Rosey Messing
Subject: Biographical fiction/memoir
Themes: Family history / Ireland / Canada / Late 19th Century
Extent (Page Count): 258 pages
Publisher: Beachy Books
Size: 6 x 9 in (229 x 152 mm)
Format: B&W case laminate on white and matte colour cover.
Binding: Hardback, stitched
Publication Date: 1st July 2017
Distribution/Ordering: Via Lightning Source or direct through Beachy Books
WHERE TO BUY:
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