Polly of Bridgewater Farm: An Unkown Irish Story

Polly of Bridgewater Farm: An Unkown Irish Story

by Catharine McKenty

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Overview

This is the story of an idylic irish childhood torn asunder by the famine of 1847, and the trials of emigration to a new life in Canada.It was on her father’s farm, on the old Coach Road between Dromore and Enniskillen, that Polly spent an idyllic two years with her parents, George and Jane Noble. Then Disaster struck. On January 6, 1839, the infamous ‘Big Wind’ rose out of the sea and swept across Ireland, wailing like a thousand banshees. It flattened whole villages, burned down farm houses, and finally killed her father. It changed Polly’s life forever. Only 10 years old, Polly was on her way to a new life in Canada. After an appalling voyage, during which some of the passengers, including Polly’s darling little brother and sister died, they docked at Grosse-Île, the quarantine station on the St. Lawrence River, about an hour from Quebec. After three years in Montreal, where she met her future husband, Polly was now ready for her next adventure in a vast unknown land called Canada. Her destiny would be linked with a dozen children who had lost their mothers, one of them a future mayor of Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611530698
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/1900
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Catharine McKenty is an expatriate Torontonians. Before writing Polly of Bridgewater Farm Catharine was a research editor at Pace magazine in Los Angeles, a government speech-writer at Queen's Park, Toronto, and a researcher at the Reader's Digest, Montreal. She was married to Neil McKenty, an award-winning author and a former broadcaster with CJAD radio and CFCF-television in Montreal.

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