THE SUBTITLE of this biography has several meanings. Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939) lived on a variety of frontiers – geographical, social, literary, and imaginative. Skinner occupies a minor place in the canon of American literature...
BC Studies no. 141 Spring 2004 | Page(s) 106-7
JEAN BARMAN’S Soujourning Sisters is an important book that merits a wide audience, consisting of both those interested specifically in British Columbia and those interested in Canadian history writ large. It recasts the notion of...
BC Studies no. 141 Spring 2004 | Page(s) 105-6
LAND OF PROMISE is a compilation of of the letters of Robert Burnaby to his family in England. These letters were written between 1858 (the first year of the Fraser River gold rush) and 1863, while...
BC Studies no. 144 Winter 2004-2005 | Page(s) 122-4
As the title suggests, Dr. Fred and the Spanish Lady is an account of the 1918 influenza pandemic as it swept through Vancouver and ran into preparations made for it by the city’s first full-time...
BC Studies no. 150 Summer 2006 | Page(s) 129-31
The Vancouver Sun turned one hundred in 2012. To mark this event, reporter Shelley Fralic compiled a (roughly) chronological account of goings-on in the city and at the paper itself. It is not so much...