About the Author
MARGARET MARSHALL SAUNDERS was descended on both sides of her family from New England Planters who had immigrated to Nova Scotia in the 1760s. A native of Halifax, she campaigned for humane treatment of animals, and integrated into her famous novel Beautiful Joe
her criticism of the careless exploitation of natural resources, as well as ideas on education and the upbringing of children.
DR. GWENDOLYN DAVIES is Professor and Dean Emerita of English at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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