Book List in Order: 8 titles

  • This last novel in the Alford Saga is a stand-alone autobiographical roman a clef about the remarkable life, loves, agonies, achievements and awards of Canada's prestigious movie producer, director, and entrepreneur. ...


  • Eric Alford, one of the brave but shell-shocked soldiers of WWI, sets out during Canada's Great Depression to find his British sweetheart. He ends up in Australia, where he finally wins ordination as a clergyman. After an emotionally fraught round t...


  • Eric Alford's safe and romantic life on the peaceful Gaspe Coast is shattered by his decision to follow his elder brother John (the Pilgrim and The Chaplain) into the 1914-18 cataclysm of death and destruction known as the "Great War for Civilisation...


  • The Prime Minister gives permission for John Alford (The Pilgrim) to board a tramp steamer crammed with a thousand young enlistees bound for adventure in the Boer War. They steam across a stormy Atlantic into a year of dusty, disease-ridden battles i...


  • In 1896, Jack Alford is sent to the granite shores on the St. Lawrence River. Hazards imperil his life as he travels the coastline by boat and dogsled. His zeal for the welfare of his parishioners diverts Jack from his romance. Through summer storms ...


  • The riveting Alford Saga continues with James Alford, the Deserter, battling old age and ferocious winters, but even more crippling, the departure of his son and only heir, Young Jim, who sets out on snowshoes for Montreal, seven hundred miles away. ...


  • "Book Two of the Alford SagaThomas Manning, branded a deserter from the British Navy, is forced to change his name to James Alford to avoid the death penalty.Determined to forge a new life on the Gaspé Peninsula, he struggles to survive the harsh lan...


  • Imagine you're on a British man-o'war, anchored in an estuary of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, around 1800. Behind the high red cliffs lie hundreds of miles of uncharted wilderness. If you jump ship and are caught, you will be branded a deserter - subjec...