The Coffin Ship Legacy

Drawing on the life of her great-grandfather author Shirley Skidmore recreates a gripping story of the 'coffin' ships that brought Irish famine survivors to Canada. Most did not survive the harrowing voyage but those who did were further challenged by the harsh life meted out in the New World.

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Published by Diamond River Books
Words: 86,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9780986659843
About Shirley Skidmore

Shirley Skidmore is a Director of the Sooke Fine Arts Council, a member of the Federation of BC Writers and a founder member of the Sooke Scribblers - an active writing group. 'Murder in the Sooke Potholes' and "Murder on the Galloping Goose' are two mysteries in a trilogy of mystery novels from Shirley Skidmore's pen. 'Murder on Whiffin Spit' will be available soon. She has also written the `Coffin Ship Legacy' an historical novel inspired by the Irish Immigrant experience in Canada's early years.

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