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H I S T O RY B 19

First Invaders

THE LITERARY ORIGINS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VOL. 1 Alan Twigg

British Columbia’s earliest authors and explorers are skilfully introduced, for the first time collectively, by Alan Twigg. They include Pérez, Cook, Quadra, Malaspina, Moziño, Vancouver, La Pérouse and more than 50 others. A fascinating account of characters, events and intrigues, comprising B.C.’s earliest history prior to 1800. Includes over 85 b&w photos and maps.

First Invaders is a delightful blend of coastal history and literary exploration. I got lost and found in it.”

  • EDITH IGLAUER, AUTHOR OF FISHING WITH JOHN

Shortlisted for B.C. Book Prize

978-1-55380-018-7 B e-book 978-1-55380-086-6 B 6 x 9 B 230 pp B $21.95 B HISTORY

Aboriginality

THE LITERARY ORIGINS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VOL. 2 Alan Twigg

Aboriginality is a fascinating panorama of more than 170 aboriginal authors pertaining to British Columbia. With more than 100 b&w photos and an extensive bibliography, it provides a fresh view of provincial history and rescues many aboriginal authors from obscurity.

“Alan Twigg’s Aboriginality is unprecedented and indispensable.”

  • HOWARD WHITE

978-1-55380-030-9 B e-book 978-1-55380-080-4 B 6 x 9 B 250 pp B $24.95 B FIRST NATIONS

Thompson’s Highway: British Columbia’s Fur Trade, 1800–1850

THE LITERARY ORIGINS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VOL. 3 Alan Twigg

Alan Twigg traces the writings of David Thompson, Alexander Mackenzie, Simon Fraser and thirty of their peers, who founded and managed more than fifty forts west of the Rockies prior to 1850. Including more than 100 photos, Thompson’s Highway offers a unique perspective on the “highway” for commerce that Thompson pioneered.

“Since the deaths of W. Kaye Lamb, Willard Ireland, Margaret Ormsby and Charles Lillard, Twigg has been the main voice for what I call the British Columbia narrative.

  • BARRY GOUGH

978-1-55380-039-2 B e-book 978-1-55380-094-1 B 6 x 9 B 254 pp B $24.95 B HISTORY

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