Raincoast Books, 2002.
Tess lives in a castle in Scotland. The year is 1857 and Tess is
not a rich princess or any thing like that. As a matter of fact,
as the book opens, we see Tess killing a deer and then gutting and butchering
it. She is no frail, pampered girl. Actually, the castle is
not their's. As he was the second born son in the family, her father
has no claim to the castle. It belongs to her uncle who has been
gone a very long time. When he does return, it is to sell the castle
and all the property on it. This leaves Tess and her father with
nothing. The uncle does give them passage on a ship bound for British
Columbia in the New World. Now Tess's life will change dramatically.
How will she cope with this hard adjustment?
Coming of age -- Fiction.
Scotland -- Fiction.
Vancouver Island (B.C.) -- Fiction.
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