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Book Launch: Frances Barkley by Cathy Converse

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Join bestselling author Cathy Converse at the Maritime Museum of BC for an afternoon of sailing stories and maritime adventures to celebrate the launch of her new book, “Frances Barkley: Eighteenth-century Seafarer.”
“Frances Barkley: Eighteenth-century Seafarer” is a riveting re-telling of the voyages of Frances Barkley (1769–1845), who as a young woman travelled the world on a trading mission with her sea captain husband. The book is not simply a re-issue of Frances’s own reminiscences, but a work of creative non-fiction—an extensive reimagining of her time at sea, supplemented through extensive historical, geographic, and nautical research.

Free with Museum admission. Books for sale!


May 12
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm