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Alton of Somasco

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Title:Alton of Somasco
Author:
Bindloss, Harold   
(1 of 23 for author by title)
Blake's Burden
Illustrator:
Reay, R. Martine   
Published:   1905
Publisher:A. L. Burt Company, Publishers
Tags:fiction, western
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Out here in the mountain forests, Canadian-born Harry Alton forges a livelihood felling redwoods and operating a sawmill in the Somasco Valley, 100 miles from Vancouver. A firm believer in progress and commercial development, he hopes to expand his remote ranch into a major profit center.

His plans are disrupted by the arrival of a financier, Deringham, from England. He brings news that Alton has inherited an estate in the old country. Alton has long ago cut ties with England and has no interest in renewing them. He considers the rightful heir to be the financier’s lovely but self-centered daughter, Alice, who has traveled West with her father.

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Author Bio for Bindloss, Harold

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Harold Edward Bindloss (1866 - December 30, 1945) was an English novelist who wrote many adventure novels set in western Canada.

Bindloss was born in Liverpool in 1866. According to his New York Times obituary:

Mr Bindloss was more than 30 years old before he began writing. Previously he had roamed the world, farming in Canada and working in southern climes as a cargo heaver, a planter, and at other jobs.

Broken by malaria he returned to England forty-five years ago and took up office work. But he lost his job when his health broke down and turned to writing in which he found his true vocation. He published some forty novels between the years 1902 and 1943. Many of his books had their locale in Canada.

He returned to London. In 1898, he published his first book, a non-fiction account based on his travels in Africa, called In the Niger Country. This was followed by dozens of novels.

He was a popular writer. One reviewer writes:

A new book by Harold Bindloss is always welcome. He tells a story well indeed, but one likes his books best perhaps for the environment which he knows so well how to sketch. He has written charming stories of the Canadian Northwest and one remembers with pleasure his novels “Prescott of Saskatchewan” and “Winston of the Prairie”.

The town of Bindloss, in the Canadian province of Alberta, was named after him.--Wikipedia.

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