Elinor Florence

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My first historical novel Bird's Eye View is about a young woman who joins the air force in World War Two and becomes an aerial photographic interpreter. Published by Dundurn Press in Toronto, the novel became a Canadian bestseller in 2016.
My new novel Wildwood is about a single mother from the big city who must fulfill the conditions of her inheritance by living for one year in an abandoned, off-the-grid farmhouse in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. She is inspired by the journal written by her great-aunt, the farm's original homesteader.
I grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan and had a long career in journalism, writing for newspapers and magazines including Reader’s Digest. I even published my own newspaper before turning to fiction
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Dear Friends: After five years and more than 100 wartime stories, this will be my final WARTIME WEDNESDAYS post. But since I’m eager to stay in touch with all you lovely people, my monthly blog will return next month with new content, and a new name: LETTERS FROM WINDERMERE. To learn more, click Read On below . . .

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What a good book! The battle refers, not to wartime as one might expect, but to the conflict that results when two English children arrive unexpectedly at an Italian villa to convince their mother to leave her true love and return to her stuffy but b ...more
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The rather boring title refers to the B&B operated in a stately Southern home occupied by a military widow named Josie, who has always been a bit of a doormat. Her husband Bear was an alpha male who cheated on her and she mostly raised the three ...more
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I recently reread this novel after several decades. It is very retro in the sense that the characters are straight out of the 60s, and their language and behaviour reflects that, but it was a very enjoyable read. This is a true comedy of manners, def ...more
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Aside from the compelling descriptions of the "Low Country," and I had to look that up to find out exactly what geographical area it encompasses, this book was fairly bland. The setting, with its beautiful islands, beach cottages, and stately homes, ...more
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Elinor Peggy wrote: "Elinor,
Really looking forward to your new novel coming out in 2018! Happy reading,
Peggy Zsutty"


Thanks so much, Peggy!


Peggy Elinor,
Really looking forward to your new novel coming out in 2018! Happy reading,
Peggy Zsutty


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