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Tess #2020

Tess The year is Twelve year old Tess Roy lives in Castle Dunroy Scotland Her life changes dramatically when her mother dies and a new landlord forces Tess and her father off the land they ve farmed

  • Title: Tess
  • Author: Jocelyn Reekie
  • ISBN: 9781551924717
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tess By Jocelyn Reekie, The year is 1857 Twelve year old Tess Roy lives in Castle Dunroy, Scotland Her life changes dramatically when her mother dies and a new landlord forces Tess and her father off the land they ve farmed for generations They are given passage to the New World aboard Borealis, a ship bound from Liverpool to Fort Victoria, Vancouver Island Aboard ship, Tess meets girls her oThe year is 1857 Twelve year old Tess Roy lives in Castle Dunroy, Scotland Her life changes dramatically when her mother dies and a new landlord forces Tess and her father off the land they ve farmed for generations They are given passage to the New World aboard Borealis, a ship bound from Liverpool to Fort Victoria, Vancouver Island Aboard ship, Tess meets girls her own age who are too poor to ride above deck and a nineteen year old Navy deserter turned Gold Rush prospector named Jock Once she lands on Vancouver Island, Tess meets Chinese, black, and First Nations settlers and learns of the trade in women She and her father struggle to make a new home in this strange, sometimes forbidding, and sometimes exotic world Here is classic engagingly historical fiction by a talented writer who brings a fateful voyage across the ocean and the fascinating frontier of North America in the 1850s vividly to life.

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    1. What I loved about this book is the author s attention to detail about the times I followed a young girl s passage from Castle Dunharbar, Scotland to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the mid nineteenth century I was fascinated by what she experienced on her voyage, not only by the people she encountered on the ship, but also with the conditions she endured Tess is a feisty but lovable protagonist Her difficulty with following the rules takes the reader on novel adventures, firs [...]

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