Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Fiction General


Book One of the Alford Saga

by (author) Paul Almond

McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Jan 2012
General, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2012
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


Imagine you''re in a swaying hammock on a British man-o''war around 1800, riding out a harsh spring storm in a deserted estuary.

About the author

Paul Almond, OC, was one of Canada's preeminent film and television directors, and has directed and produced over 130 television dramas for the CBC, BBC, ABC and Granada Television (SevenUp). He has now turned his talents to writing a series of novels based on his family's own PIONEERing adventures in Canada: The Alford Saga, five of which have been published, (The DESERTER, The Survivor, The Pioneer, The Pilgrim, and The Chaplain) and three more to come over the next two years (The Gunner, The Hero, and The Inheritor). Paul Almond lives on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec and Malibu, California.

Paul Almond's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Can you talk about thrill-a-minute Canadian history? You can now. Paul Almond has worked for many years as a TV and film director, and his skill shows in the drama and pacing of this first-rate read.”

Carole’s BookTalk

"For adventure seekers . . . a journey full of promise and danger"

The Globe and Mail

Other titles by Paul Almond

Related lists