AH Elinor Florence Delves into Alberta History
Last November, author Elinor Florence delivered a stirring presentation to CALL on the historical research behind her wartime novel, Bird’s Eye View. This Canadian bestseller tells the story of a farm girl from Saskatchewan who joins the air force in the Second World War and becomes an interpreter of aerial photographs.
Now Elinor is back for a return engagement on October 12, 2018 to talk about her new novel, Wildwood, set in the Peace River country. She will present a one-hour slide show and include some interesting anecdotes about the challenges faced by the early settlers.
Wildwood tells the story of a single mother from the big city who inherits an abandoned farm in northern Alberta on condition that she spends one year living there, off the grid. Her heroine learns the basic pioneer skills while struggling to survive the long winter. She is inspired by the journal she finds in the old farmhouse, written by the original homesteader.
Elinor grew up on a farm near North Battleford, Saskatchewan and now lives in Invermere, B.C. She spent her career as a journalist for newspapers and magazines including Reader’s Digest, and still writes a monthly column for The Senior Paper.
Elinor has received rave reviews for her fascinating talks about our proud prairie history. Please arrive early to ensure that you get a seat. Signed copies of both novels will be available for purchase. Read more about Elinor at www.elinorflorence.com.