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3rd Annual Big Dog Convenience/Irving Ni...

ParaSport and Recreation PEI present the 3rd Annual Big Dog Convenience Night Dash on August 11. The [ ... ]

Fun in the City’s Greenspace

Every Wednesday from 12–1 pm in Rochford Square, Charlottetown, activities for all ages will be he [ ... ]

Anne McDonald

August 12
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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles—Anne McDonaldMiss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles, by Anne McDonald, has just been released by Dundurn Press. A launch will be held August 12 at 2 pm with the Bookmark at Confederation Centre of the Arts Library in Charlottetown.

Miss Confederation chronicles a young unmarried woman’s experiences in the social whirlwind of Confederation. A unique historical document, her diary is now being published for the first time, offering a window into the events that led to Canada’s creation, from a point of view that has long been neglected. Author Anne McDonald has transcribed and given context to the diary for Miss Confederation.

Amidst the grand and heady spectacle of the balls, banquets, and events of the Confederation conferences Mercy Coles was seeking adventure and love. She wasn’t concerned with writing for posterity, or with propriety. Miss Confederation shows history being made, without the veneer and polish time creates.

Anne McDonald is an author whose books have focussed on PEI. Mercy Coles was also a character in her novel, To the Edge of the Sea ( Thistledown Press, 2011). 

www.TotheEdgeoftheSea.blogspot.ca

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