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Letters from a Lady Rancher

Hopkins, Monica

ISBN 10: 0919224253 / ISBN 13: 9780919224254
Published by Glenbow, Calgary, 1981
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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In August of 1909, Monica (Maggs) Hopkins married the man of her choosing and moved to his horse ranch in the Alberta foothills. The ranch was near Priddis a day's journey by democrat from Calgary. The bride and groom were from the British Isles and these 172 pages, incl. INDEX, tell the story of their adaptation to the Canadian West. The `letters' referenced in the title form the entire work - Monica wrote them to a friend in Australia. Learn more about : Helene Cunningham, Scotch broth, Ben Big Woman, plug tobacco and Crazy Jenks. Cond : Boards are grey with gilt lettering - no graphics. End-papers are orange. Dust jacket is pale yellow with red lettering. D.J. front graphic is of Monica and Billie and a 1916 visitor. D.J. is excellent in ALL aspects. Volume is tight, bright and clean. No names, mark, creases, nor tears. Decidedly giftable ! ! Quote (p. 101) : " We woke up to snow, several inches on the ground and a grey heavy sky from which more was falling. We had our breakfast inside the tent. Billie frying the fish outside, while we made toast on sticks about three feet long, which enabled us to sit inside and keep dry. The toast was slightly ashy and smoky, for each piece fell in ._._._. .". Bookseller Inventory # 007578

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Title: Letters from a Lady Rancher

Publisher: Glenbow, Calgary

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: B/W Photograph (frontispiece)

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++

Edition: First Edition

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A spirit of adventure, a great sense of fun, an observant eye, and enthusiasm for everything new--that's the kind of woman Monica Hopkins was, and that's what led her to leave the comforts of her English family home in 1909 to homestead on the prairies.


>Hopkins was a young bride who had finally married her childhood sweetheart, an Irish lad who'd wandered the world, then settled down to the life of a rancher in the foothills of Alberta. Through her eyes we get a unique view of the early days of Western Canada, that of an observant woman who took note of every detail of landscape and personality. Her letters sparkle with delights, enthusiasms, occasional troubles and tragedies.


In Letters from a Lady Rancher, Monica Hopkins brings to life the experiences of the women--and men--who settled the Canadian West.


This edition replaces the Goodread title, ISBN 0-88780-115-3.

About the Author:

AMY MONICA HOPKINS was born in Dorset, England in 1884. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, she immigrated to Canada in 1909, settling in Alberta where she remained until her death in 1974.

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