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Mazo de la Roche 
The Building of Jalna 

In The Building of Jalna, Adeline lay thinking about the journey. They were leaving London. When might she see it again? Perhaps never, with all the dangers of travel. What would happen to her and Philip in the New World? What strange distant place lay waiting for them?The vast and beautiful Canadian wilderness is the setting for this very special novel about Jalna. Unfolded here is the absorbing story of the beginning of Jalna . of Adeline and Philip Whiteoak, who come across half a world to meet the challenge and promise of a new land. For them both, Jalna not only becomes a symbol of their love, but a heritage for generations to come.
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Canadian author, whose popular Jalna saga has been translated into many languages. Her first book in the series was published in 1927 – in total it consists of 16 volumes and made de la Roche one of the most popular novelists. The series covers 100 years of the wealthy Whiteoak family history, and it is partly based on de la Roche’s own experiences. The central characters are Adeline Whiteoak, his grandson Eden and his half-brother Renny, his wife Alayne with a number of spouses, ex-spouses, and spouses-to-be. Archer, Alayne’s son, summarizes the theme: ‘The family has been the structure of all our lives. We don’t think about it. It’s like the air we breathe. It is sacred to us.’Mazo Roche (she later added the ‘de la’ to her name) was born in Newmarket, in rural Ontario, the setting for most of her fiction. She was the only child of William Roche, a salesman, and Alberta (Lundy) Roche. During her marriage, Alberta moved seventeen times. After the death of her parents, de la Roche moved also from place to place. In her childhood her parents adopted her orphaned cousin, Caroline Clement, who became her lifelong companion. Although her family wasn’t rich, she spent some years as a child on a farm owned by a wealthy man who farmed as a hobby. There de la Roche began to develop her fantasy world of rural aristocracy. H. (Rache) Lovat Dickson, her close friend and editor later said, that the Whiteoaks were ‘idealized conceptions of ancestors whom she only just knew but had heard about, but if she hadn’t had…
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 260 ● ISBN 9783968584959 ● File size 0.3 MB ● Publisher Librorium Editions ● City Vachendorf ● Country DE ● Published 2020 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 7374222 ● Copy protection Social DRM

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