Each year, thousands of tourists flock to the Fortress of Louisbourg on the coast of Cape Breton Island to visit the reconstruction of part of the original eighteenth-century fort and town. Using the same records, diaries, letters, and charts that were used to recreate the site, Moore restores to vivid life five people who actually walked the streets of the colony over two hundred years ago. First published in 1982, this bestselling book of fascinating true stories represents what historian Desmond Morton calls “social history as it should be written.”
About Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore has been described as Canada's most versatile writer of history. A winner of the Governor General's Award and other literary prizes, he writes widely about Canadian history for adults and children. He has also developed historical materials for historic sites, museums, radio, and television, and he speaks frequently to a wide variety of audiences. He writes a long-running column on history and historians for The Beaver: Canada's History Magazine. A past chair of the Writers' Union of Canada, Christopher Moore lives in Toronto.
“As diverting as any novel.” –Calgary Herald
“If any single book can develop an interest in Canadian history…this is surely the one. Quite simply, [this] is a tour de force.” –Atlantic Provinces Book Review