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In 1908, the Seddon family left their home in England in search of a better life in Canada. Arriving on the windswept Saskatchewan prairie in the middle of winter with the clothes they wore and little else, they took on whatever work they could find, and in so doing, played their small part in opening up Western Canada. For fourteen-year-old Winnie, pioneering was in turn exciting and frightening; hard work punctuated by tears, song and laughter.
This memoir, written seventy years later, evokes the flavour of that long-gone era and captures the strength and resilience of the human spirit. (With an introduction and epilogue by her grandson.)