A Chronicle of Lower Canada
Attention, Canadian History Buffs!
Q: What did Louis-Joseph Papineau and the Patriotes want in 1837?
A: The same thing Lucien Bouchard and the Pequistes want now -
by JAN HENRY MORGAN
" ... The Chronicle brings the whole period alive and is a triumph of the historical
imagination, a sure candidate for a Governor-General's prize." Eric Kierans and other reviews of The Chronicle.
Book 1: Welcome Niall O'Donell, Emigrant!
509 pages, ISBN 9696425-1-2,1992
Book 2: A Dangerous Direction 411 pages ISBN 9696425-2-0, 1993
Book 3: A Damned Rebellion! 534 pages ISBN 9696425-3-9, 1995
The series illustrates a critical time in Canadian life that sheds new
light on the present situation in Quebec. The novels are a good "read'
for the lover of historical fiction. They are also a serious reference
work for anyone wishing to study this turbulent period of canadian
history. All three books have numerous illustrations and each has a
Sourcebook at the back with original source material which is not
otherwise easily obtainable.
- Welcome Niall O'Donell, Emigrant! is the story of an Irish Emigrant, Niall O'Donell,
who arrives in Canada in 1828, on the ship carrying John Neilson, Editor of the
Quebec Gazette, home from England. Niall becomes a reporter for the Legislative
Assembly of Lower Canada and falls several times in love as he reports on events in
the colony. He visits Montreal in time for the election riot of 1832 and is there
during the terrible cholera epidemic ofthat same year.
- A Dangerous Direction continues Niall's personal story and that of the colony to
the end of 1834. He is losing his julic and, in an almost parallel situation, Louis-
joseph Papineau breaks with his former friend and ally John Neilson, as the
Patriotes become bitterly opposed to the Governor and the policies of the British
- A Danmed Rebellion! is the story of the events leading up to the rebellion of 1837
and the battles between the Patriote insurgents and the British army. The reader
follows events through the eyes of those on all sides as former friends become
more and more estranged. Niall, himself, becomes involved in the rebellion in
"... a blend of history and fiction that is more accurate than most history and more
entertaining than most fiction. ..." Prof. Graeme Decarie, The Quebecer. Other reviews. Price per book, $20, (including tax) + $2.00 shipping
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(Series ISBN 0-9696425-0-4)
Read...Book One Introduction
Read...Book One Chapter One Book One
Read...Book Two Prologue to Book Two
Read...Book Three Chapter Thirteen Book Three
Read...Author's Notes and About the Author
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