By: Harris, R. Cole and Phillips, Elizabeth, edited by.

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243 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "Written primarily by Daisy Phillips, with a few by her husband Jack, to her family in England, these letters describe the creation of a shortlived English home in the Windermere Valley of southwestern British Columbia. From Daisy's frank descriptions we learn of the experiences of the Phillips and their neighbours in settling the newly opened land and of their attempts to grow fruit in an area of limited agricultural potential. Between her first request for a pamphlet on laundering handkerchiefs and her departure less than three years later, (Daisy) learned to cook on a wood stove, sew, clean house, and wash clothes without running water or servants. Gradually, the cultural barriers were breaking down as the Phillips became more involved in sharing the experience of being pioneer Canadians." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner creases, light rubbing, minor edgewear, very small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased.