Douglas, Gilean

DOUGLAS, Gilean, writer, naturalist (b 1 Feb 1900, Toronto; d 31 Oct 1993, Cortes Island). Raised in a prosperous professional family, she began her writing career at age 19 as a Toronto newspaper reporter. Through 4 marriages and recurring health problems, she made her living as an independent writer. She moved to BC in 1938 and lived in a cabin on the Coquihalla R northeast of HOPE, then moved in 1949 to CORTES ISLAND, where she lived for the rest of her life. Douglas published 7 books of...

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