The Dunsmuir Saga

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D & M Publishers, Dec 1, 2009 - History - 292 pages
The Dunsmuir Saga brings to life three generations of the legendary Dunsmuir family of Vancouver Island. Robert Dunsmuir -- canny, acquisitive and imaginative -- became the richest man in British Columbia; his sons struggled to consolidate the family fortune; his grandchildren spent it. Award-winning author Terry Reksten brings the members of the Dunsmuir family and their colourful saga to life with her lively writing, vivid anecdotes and careful research. A selection of 50 historical photographs depicts the Dunsmuirs and their grand style of life.


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About the author (2009)

Terry Reksten (1942-2001), was born in England, grew up in Vancouver and was educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. Her previous books include Rattenbury, The Dunsmuir Saga, and The Illustrated History of British Columbia.

In 1985 she was named an Honorary Citizen of the City of Victoria in recognition of her writing and her work in heritage preservation. Upon her death, The Friends of the British Columbia Archives established the Terry Reksten Memorial Fund to honour her dedication to historical preservation and to support continued efforts to document and disseminate British Columbia’s heritage.

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