The Survivor: Book Two in the Alford Saga

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McArthur, Jun 10, 2011 - Fiction
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Thomas Manning, branded a deserter from the British Navy, is forced to change his name to James Alford to avoid the death penalty. Determined to forge a new life on the Gasp Peninsula, he struggles to survive the harsh landscape and win the hand of Catherine Garrett. After working in harsh sub-zero woods, he saves the life of an orphan working in a sawmill, and so gains crucial lumber to build a homestead out of intractable wilderness. But first he must battle murderous brigands to rescue a starving bull calf he hopes will be the first of the oxen he so desperately needs to clear his land. Finally, heroically surviving Canada's worst-ever famine, he faces down implacable bureaucracies to keep the farm he has been fighting to bring under cultivation.A captivating and fast-paced adventure, THE SURVIVOR is Book Two of the Alford Saga, a series chronicling two hundred years of Canadian history, as seen through the eyes of one settler's family.

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Review: The Survivor (Alford Saga #2)

User Review  - Peter Mcash - Goodreads

The second of 2 in a series. Interesting insight into life on Gaspe in early 1800's Read full review

Review: The Survivor (Alford Saga #2)

User Review  - Terri - Goodreads

Enjoyed the book. Book 2 in the Alford Saga series. Historical fiction about settlers in the Gaspe Coast of Canada. A little amatuerish but still enjoyable. Appropriate for young adults as well. Clean. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Paul Almond is one of Canada's preeminent film and television directors, and he has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the CBC, BBC, ABC and Granada Television. He has now turned his talents to writing a series of novels based on his own family's pioneering adventures in Canada. Paul Almond lives on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec and in Malibu, California.

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