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

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

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 …

Coquitlam Public Library Review

Coquitlam Public Library – Review by Deborah “If you have ever wondered about the lives of women in early British Columbia, this is the book for you! The Chief Factor’s Daughter is a recreation of the lives of real people living in 1850s Victoria… Margaret is a charming, intelligent narrator, who introduces us to the …

January Magazine Review

January Magazine – Review by Linda L. Richards “…the rhythms of the lives of Winn’s characters sweep you along, if you let them. Winn has worked closely with history and it shows. Her detail has a rich and authentic feel… The Chief Factor’s Daughter is a quiet, elegant book. It deals with an important piece …

Storycircle Book Reviews

Storycircle Book Reviews – Review by Sharon Wildwind “This is a novel of marriage and manners, in the style of Jane Austen, set in an intricate and fascinating social background where, after almost two hundred years, the HBC monopoly is yielding to the English-led settlement of Victoria. The prose is restrained and a little old-fashioned, …