A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Caroline Hall, Mary Georgiana

Narrated By: Sibella Denton

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2015

Duration: 3 hours 22 minutes

Summary:

In 1881, Mrs. Cecil Hall's brother went to Manitoba to farm. In 1882, she went out for a visit of some two months, and followed that visit with a long sojourn in Colorado, returning to England as the snows began to fall. While there, she had to give up her "Lady's ways" and help on the farm in many ways she'd never stoop to at home. She makes hay, cooks, paints the barn roof, and cleans. Through it all, the newness helped her keep her temper, and these letters home show an insight into the settlement of Western Canada. These letters have a feel of "Little House on the Prarie" from an English lady's point of view. (Summary by Sibella Denton).

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  • Barbara S.

    A bit dry, but has it's moments of insight and humor. The author experiences the new country with delightful vigor and her documentation is precise and factual.