Sisters in the Wilderness

Sisters in the Wilderness

The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill

DVD - 2004
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The story of pioneer writers Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill is one of ambition, staggering hardship and remarkable success. It is the ultimate "Survivor" story.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : CBC Home Video, c2004.
ISBN: 9781552594667
1552594661
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (87 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.

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firefly5
Feb 24, 2017

Excellent documentary of two British sisters who came to Canada in the early 1800's. They overcame the hardships of a pioneer woman. They each gave birth to several children and cared for them often by themselves as their husbands were either fighting a war or finding paying work elsewhere. Each woman has a different point of view and each became an author.

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darlenestrom
May 04, 2015

Excellent documentary from the CBC. Well worth the time.

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pieterz
Dec 24, 2011

A documentary well worth watching. Shows the hardship these women had to overcome when they moved to Canada early in the 19th century, and how they managed to become Canadian writers - each with their own distinctive views of living in the bush.

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rgally
Jan 09, 2011

Well done portrait of Catherine Parr Traill and Suzanna Moodie. Makes me want to read their accounts of pioneer Ontario

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