In 1888, a prosperous industrial family in Calne, Wiltshire,
sent one of its younger sons, a lad judged to have no head for
business, to Guelph Agricultural College in Ontario to learn to
be a farmer.
Joseph Colebrook Harris, the author’s grandfather, didn’t take to
Ontario and after visiting a friend on Salt Spring Island, fell
in love with BC. Eventually fetching up on the shores of the
Slocan Lake, Joe... more...