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An advocate for veterans, a photographer, a writer, a suffragist, an opera singer. Five remarkable women who pushed boundaries and made a difference at the turn of the twentieth century. But history then was about men, and no one wrote about these women. Their stories faded from memory and then disappeared for decades. Here now are those stories. May Furlong — Advocate for Veterans Elsie Holloway — Photographer Lydia Campbell — Writer Armine Gosling — Suffragist Georgina Stirling — Opera Singer Five biographies detailing the ambition, intelligence, compassion, and grit they all shared. The obstacles they overcame, the tragedies they endured, the incredible success they achieved. Discover how May Furlong, Elsie Holloway, Lydia Campbell, Armine Gosling, and Georgina Stirling pressed against the social norms of a century ago and helped change life and attitudes in Newfoundland and Labrador.
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About the Author
Susan Chalker Browne is a writer living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her other works include The Story of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and the young adult novel The Secret Life of a Funny Girl. Susan has won writing awards from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards, the Cuffer Prize, and the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Atlantic Writing Competition. She is married to Dennis Browne, and they have four grown children.