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Book Through The Gate

'Fifteen-year-old Elsie stumbles onto the scene at her new job serving the affluent Dunsmuir family in Craigdarroch Castle alongside her widowed mother. Elsie feels her future has never been so bleak. Feeling trapped in her new llife, she uncovers a hidden talent for acting that catapults her to the forefront of the family's parties. Canada's West Coast history comes alive in this classic, coming-of-age story.' Kay Jordan's new novel recreates life at Craigdarroch in the winter of 1890 in vivid detail - an enjoyable read for all those who love the Castle. Paperback. 351 pages. $19.99.
Book Through The Gate

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MEET THE DUNSMUIRS

Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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ABOUT THE CASTLE

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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