Tag Archives: Book Review

The Chief Factor’s Daughter featured in Booksmack

The Chief Factor’s Daughter was a favourite pick at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Booksmack event at the Belfry this spring. Librarians give speed reviews of their favourite books. This looks like a fun event, where librarians also showcase their sense of humour! I’ll get to one in future… http://gvpl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Belfry-Booksmack-April-24-2017.pdf

Where Fact and Fiction Overlap

Review of The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862), mentions an overlap with The Chief Factor’s Daughter, in the character of Lieutenant R.C. Mayne. http://canlit.ca/reviews/evangelizing_and_exploring Captain Richards’ journal offers additional historical insights through supplemented journal excerpts from another junior officer, John Gowlland.

Book Review by Victoria Miles

Award-winning author Victoria Miles reviews The Chief Factor’s Daughter. Winn’s is a convincing voice from a bygone era. In bringing colour and life to the very real families of colonial Victoria, she stays closely on the side of history… http://magnifico-victoria-miles.blogspot.ca/

The Chief Factor’s Daughter a course text at SFU

Very happy to have The Chief Factor’s Daughter chosen again as a course text for Simon Fraser University’s History 436:  British Columbia. It is recommended for the students’ book review.  I will be speaking to the class in Spring 2014. https://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/history/Course%20Outlines/2014/Spring2014/H%20436.pdf

Review quote on the cover of Rupert’s Land

I was honoured to have the opportunity to write a review comment for the back cover of Rupert’s Land, the new novel by award-winning author Meredith Quartermain. https://newestpress.com/books/ruperts-land

The Chief Factor’s Daughter reviewed by the Jane Austen Society, Vancouver

A member of The Jane Austen Society, Vancouver Region, reviewed The Chief Factor’s Daughter at their June meeting.   The book was also suggested reading by The Puget Sound Chapter of JASNA. http://www.jasnavancouver.ca/news-notes/ http://www.austenps.com/newsletters/JASNA-Puget-Sound-June-13-Newsletter.pdf

Review by British blogger

A “thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read… ” http://penandpencilgirls.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/what-to-read-when-youre-not-reading-pride-and-prejudice/

BC Studies: The BC Quarterly Review

BC Studies: The BC Quarterly – Reviewed by Mark Diotte “What impresses me most about Winn’s novel is how she uses the characters of Margaret Work and her sisters to unobtrusively foreground the injustices they faced in terms of race, class, and gender…In fact, it is in Winn’s examination of the intersections of race, class, […]

BC BookWorld Cover Review

BC BookWorld – Spring 2010 cover article and review by Joan Givner “Vanessa Winn’s debut novel explores pride and prejudice in Victoria… [and] recalls the familiar opening of a novel by Jane Austen… [Winn] deftly weaves together history and fiction to form an informative and engrossing story… The book conveys a vivid sense of the […]

LibraryThing.com Review

Reader Review on LibraryThing.com “Winn has crafted a highly readable and enjoyable recreation of the people and events that have shaped Victoria and British Columbia’s history.” Read the full review…