Welcome! We are sisters and co-authors of the book The Cowkeeper’s Wish, which traces our gnarled English roots from the 1840s to the 1930s. Part family memoir, part social history, the book is available now in Canada, and can be purchased outside Canada as of March 2019. (E-books available everywhere in the fall 2018.)

The posts you’ll see listed at right are intriguing spin-off tales connected to the time and place of our story – explorations of music halls and workhouses, philanthropists and silent film stars, bootmakers and grave robbers, royalty and suffragettes, war ships and luxury ships, mental asylums and candy factories. We hope this space will be a treasure chest for those who share our curiosity for the Victorian, WW1, and Depression eras. Click the Follow option to join us for these trips back in time. We promise to take you to unexpected places.

Tracy Kasaboski and Kristen den Hartog