It is 1757. Across north-eastern America the armies of Britain and
France struggle for ascendancy. Their conflict, however, overlays
older struggles between nations of native Americans for possession
of the same lands and between the native peoples and white
colonisers. Through these layers of conflict Cooper threads a
thrilling narrative, in which Cora and Alice Munro, daughters of a
British commander on the front line of the colonial war, attempt to... more...