The Judge and the Lady

By (author): Marlyn Horsdal
ISBN 9781927129302
Softcover | Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 7.5 in
224 Pages

About the Book

When the beautiful and flirtatious Eleanor Wentworth is sent away from London in 1870 for her scandalous behaviour, she arrives, angry and rebellious, in Victoria, a town that falls far below her expectations of society. Soon, however, she is befriended by Celia Turner, the freethinking young wife of a conservative minister, and unlikely though it seems, they become lifelong friends. When Eleanor meets the fascinating judge Matthew Baillie Begbie, the first chief justice of BC, life in the colony suddenly becomes much more attractive. Discover life in vibrant, late-nineteenth century Victoria and meet the characters who helped build the province’s rich history.

About the Author(s)

Marlyn Horsdal is an editor and writer. In 1984, she co-founded Horsdal & Schubart Publishers with her husband, Michael Schubart, and ran the company until it was sold in 2002. She was educated at Queen's University and the London School of Economics. Her first novel Sweetness from Ashes was named one of the Best Fiction Titles of 2010 by January Magazine. The Judge and the Lady is her second novel. Marlyn lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.


“An engaging portrait of colonial Victoria and Gold Rush-era Cariboo.” —Gulf Islands Driftwood

“This is one for those who like a bit of fiction woven in with their history…The Judge and the Lady provides as complete a fictional portrait of the era and the place as one can hope to find.” —January Magazine