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Dear Canada: A Country of Our Own

Dear Canada: A Country of Our Own

The Confederation Diary of Rosie Dunn
Ottawa, Province of Canada, 1866

As the rest of the country gears up for Confederation, Rosie’s life is about to be pulled apart.

It’s 1866. The year before Confederation. And the year Rosie’s life turns upside-down.

She has just gone into service with Mr. Bradley, a civil servant working in Québec City, the
bustling capital of the Province of Canada. When the capital is moved to the rough sawmill town
of Ottawa, the Bradleys have to move there too. Rosie will desperately miss her own parents and
siblings, and wonders if she will ever have a place in her own family again.
Karleen Bradford draws on her own experience as the wife of a diplomat in Ottawa and
embassies around the world to craft this authentic portrait of a young girl displaced in the
whirlwind of government. 

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