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The Sea is So Wide

by (author) Evelyn Eaton

introduction by Valerie Latus

series edited by Gwendolyn Davies

Formac Publishing Company Limited
Initial publish date
Nov 2002
Historical, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2002
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The Sea Is So Wide is a passionate story of love and separation set against the tragic events of the Acadian Deportation of the mid-eighteenth century.
In the rich Acadian heartland in the summer of 1755, Barbe Comeau offers overnight shelter in her family home to an English officer. Within weeks the Comeaus find themselves in the reeking hold of a ship, cruelly exiled from their Acadian homes. Barbe believes the charming English officer must have betrayed her; when he comes to her in her new Virginia home, however, she realizes he, too, has sacrificed much for love.
The Sea Is So Wide is a gripping historical romance set against the background of one of the most terrible passages in Canadian History.
A Formac Fiction Treasures series title.

About the authors

EVELYN EATON was born in Switzerland in 1902 and educated in Canada and England. Perpetually rebellious and unconventional, she wrote many novels, many with themes drawing on Nova Scotian history.

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Gwendolyn Davies is an emerita professor of English and dean of graduate studies at the University of New Brunswick. She has published or edited six books and over sixty articles and book chapters on pre-1940 Atlantic literature and on the history of the book in Canada. Books include Studies in Maritime Literary History and a scholarly edition of Thomas McCulloch’s The Mephibosheth Stepsure Letters.

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