THE CANNINGTON EPISODE

Uprooted from a comfortable life in the Westmount district of Montreal, Carina Chesterman spends the summer of 1884 in the English settlement of Cannington Manor on the sparsely populated Canadian prairies.

 

The North West Territories are simmering with discontent but the upper-class citizens of Cannington are oblivious to the storm clouds of armed rebellion looming on the horizon, preferring instead to focus on important matters like cricket matches and horse racing.

 

Carina's arrival coincides with a series of dramatic events that changes both her life and shakes the foundation of the unique experiment to recreate an English village in the heart of the Canadian West.