Another Country, Another Life: Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs

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Dundurn, Mar 30, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada.

Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many lives: a scapegoated law clerk in England; a soldier in the mad Crimean War; a lawyer on swirling Broadway Avenue in New York. His escape from each was wrapped in deep secrecy. He eventually reached Canada, in 1869, with a new wife and a changed name. In his new home — the remote wilderness of Muskoka — he crafted yet another persona for himself. In Another Country, Another Life, his great-grandson traces that long-hidden journey, exposing Isaac Jelfs’ covered tracks and the reasons for his double life.

 

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Also by the Author
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About the author (2013)

J. Patrick Boyer, Q.C., is a former Member of Parliament and author of many books, including A Passion for Justice and this book’s companion volume, Raw Life, both available from Dundurn. He lives in Muskoka and Toronto.

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