To All Appearances a Lady

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HarperCollins Canada, Limited, 1997 - British Columbia - 340 pages
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Canadian novel that takes place in Victoria, BC from 1888 to the present. Interestingly, it gives historical tidbits about Victoria--such as a leper colony on D'Arcy Island; the Chinese immigration in the late 1800's and opium factories in Victoria itself, approximately where City Hall is now. Read full review

To all appearances a lady

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In the spring of 1957, Robert Lam buries his ancient foster mother, Lam Fan, and sails alone up the coast of Vancouver Island to consider his future. When Fan's spirit appears in a rustle of old silks ... Read full review


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Marilyn Bowering was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and grew up in Victoria, B.C. She completed her M.A. degree in 1973. She has worked as a University instructor, editor, a writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland and in communications. Her first book of poetry, The Liberation of Newfoundland, was published in 1973. Since then her poetry, drama, and fiction have been published, broadcast, and/or performed in North America, the U.K., Australia, and Japan. She won the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize in 1994, the National Magazine Award, for poetry in 1978 and 1988. She was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award, for poetry, for The Sunday Before Winter. She was also shortlisted for the W.H. Smith First Novel Award, for To All Appearances A Lady and the Sony Award and the Prix Italia for radio drama.

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