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This is Lizzies story, told by her in 1979 in her ninety fifth year, as she looks back at her youth in Ireland, her journey to Canada, and her life on the prairie. Born into a Protestant farming family in a troubled Ireland in the late 19th Century, Lizzie Monson was the oldest of twelve children, ten of them girls. With no work, no eligible husbands, and no chance of inheriting the family farm, she and one of her sisters answered the call to go homesteading in Canada. There they married two brothers. They registered for homesteads in Saskatchewan and started a new life on the prairie with all the hardships that the elements and life could throw at them. Lizzie is an historical novel, based on true biographical events from the authors researched family history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 16mm | 516g
  • Bexhil on Sea, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 44 b/w photos & maps
  • 0956298087
  • 9780956298089

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A really well researched book full of interesting social history. Captivating story that keeps you wanting to know what will happen next. Amazon review
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About Rosey Messing

Rosey Messing was born in 1948 in Ken, she educated in Kent and Surrey. She was then employed in the computer industry before moving to Cornwall, and then on to Mauritius for five years. Returning to the UK, it was back to Surrey and Kent, and now lives on the Isle of Wight with her second husband. She has two grown up sons, and four grandchildren.
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