My new portrait, or one of them, for my upcoming book, The York Factory Express, which will actually be coming out in October, and not in May as previously reported. There is much work still to be done: maps drawn, images collected, and editing. The publisher just does not have time to do all the work he needed to do for his spring books, and so we have moved the publication back to the autumn.
However, we have designed the book cover, which I will show below. The cover design is getting rave reviews from people who I have shown it to, and I think this is close to the image we will run with. So, here it is!
I hope you like this. It is very difficult to find good images of York Boats, and some of the ones I had were not clear images. This image is from Glenbow Archives and is na-1847-5 (we might use the HBCA copy if it is better). Glenbow says this was taken on Lesser Slave Lake, but the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives image, which I have just ordered, says the boats are sailing away from Norway House. I don’t know who is right, and it doesn’t really matter: it is the beauty of the image that is important.
Also — just to let you know — my blog needs some work, and so until it is done I might not be posting. [In fact I couldn’t correct the incorrect publication day above because I was unable to access the site.] It will be down for a short time [it wasn’t down, but transferring to a new server], but it both gives me a rest and makes the workings of the blog faster. Thanks for your patience in this.
Oh, and if you want to know more about the York Factory Express, you can start reading the thread here: http://nancymargueriteanderson.com/second-book/
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