February 7, 2019

The Acadian Expulsion

Beginning in 1604, a hardy, hopeful stream of French settlers travelled from France to North America, spreading out to cover what is now Nova Scotia, New […]
February 8, 2019

Canada (and Nova Scotia) in WW1

On August 4, 1914, Great Britain sent an ultimatum to Germany, insisting they withdraw German troops from Belgium, a country whose sovereignty they had long defended. […]
February 9, 2019

The Halifax Explosion

During WW1, tens of thousands of troops from Canada, the British Empire, and America passed through  the busy port of Halifax. Millions of tonnes of supplies […]
February 11, 2019

Canada in WW2

Nobody wanted to leap back into war. World War One had resulted in an enormous loss of life and a huge debt and, at first, Canadian […]
February 12, 2019

Women in WW2

In “Come From Away” (set on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada during WW2), Grace Baker’s three brothers head overseas with the Army, the Navy, […]
February 28, 2019

How I Write Historical Fiction

To me, Historical Fiction is all about bringing the past back to life. The genre exists in books, movies, television, or theatre, offering many fascinating ways […]
March 5, 2020

The British Home Children

The Industrial Revolution, which began in the 18th century in Britain, was one of the most influential times in world history. Progress changed the way people […]
March 5, 2020

Memories of the Children

A few of the stories I read when I was first researching the British Home Children. I apologize – I cannot remember the book these were […]
March 5, 2020

Paper Proof

Below you will see bits and pieces of paper relating to the British Home Child scheme. I found the wording of most of these documents to […]