The brilliant, private bills of 4 girls who lived and travelled as settlers in early British Columbia “…a cloud passing clear of the face of the moon discovered a band of untamed horses bearing down upon us at an entire gallop. As they got here close to and noticed us they divided into teams, passing Through on all sides. Had the moon no longer pop out they’d most certainly have develop into entangled in our tent ropes, and we must no longer have lived to inform the story.”—Violet Sillitoe, among Osoyoos and Penticton The ladies on this guide had been trailblazers. The frontiers they lived on weren’t handiest geographical however private. As they left the drawing rooms of England and japanese Canada for brand new lives within the some distance West, social styles had been disrupted, and the established order dissolved. At the wagon roads and river boats of 19th-century British Columbia, they discovered dangers, possibilities and freedoms some distance past the ones acquainted to their extra settled contemporaries. Through Snowshoe, Buckboard and Steamer tells 4 strange tales of existence At the unruly fringe of empire. Winner of the 1998 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Ancient Writing.