I first read this book years ago when it was originally published, and returned to it during the writing of my current novel to refresh my knowledge of the kind of work women did in Newfoundland outports during the period I was writing about. Then, my daughter ended up referring to it as well, for her Heritage Fair project on women’s work. It is simply an invaluable resource, carefully researched, well-written and not dry. One of the best works of social history going.
April 26, 2011 · 9:10 pm