Though he was born in England and spent much of his life in that country, author Harold Bindloss is remembered as one of the foremost chroniclers of the pioneer era in Canada. The novel Northwest! follows protagonist Jimmy Leyland as he attempts to find his fortune -- and perhaps romance -- in the Canadian countryside.
Set amidst the vast prairies of western Canada, Prescott of Saskatchewan is an engaging novel that highlights the importance of friendship, loyalty, and love in times of adversity. When Prescott's dear friend goes missing, he eagerly heads up the search effort -- until he himself is accused of murdering the missing man. Will Prescott be able to clear his name? Read this classic western to find out.
Despite living most of his life in England, author Harold Bindloss spent some of his formative years in the wilds of Canada -- and the experience was enough to fuel years of fiction writing, including dozens of classic Western novels set in the region. In The Impostor, a rancher and a rustler conspire and devise a clever ruse.
Life on the Canadian prairie can be trying under the very best of circumstances. When the odds are stacked against you, it takes remarkable inner strength and fortitude to make it work. Those are lessons that long-time railroad man Festing must learn the hard way when he decides to make a career change and take up farming.
In the aftermath of her father's death, the plucky Alison Leigh finds herself without any viable financial prospects. After considering her options, she decides to get a fresh start in Winnipeg, Canada, where a family member secures her a secretarial position. After adjusting to life in the remote outpost, Alison's fortunes begin to improve when she finds love.
Curmudgeonly Tom Cartwright is unrepentant about the fact that he married his wife Clara for her money, and he barely tolerates her grown children. But when her younger daughter Barbara flouts convention and strikes out on her own, Cartwright's comfortable existence is threatened, and he's determined to set things right at any cost.
Lieutenant Richard Brandon is renowned for his talent as a civil engineer, and he applies an engineer's orderliness to his every aspect of his life. So when he crosses paths with the decidedly unconventional Clare Kenwardine and finds himself developing strong feelings for her, he begins to question everything he believes in.
Long Odds is another entry in the list of classic Westerns produced by an unlikely master of the genre, British-born Harold Bindloss. If you like your action-adventure served up with plenty of romance, gripping plot twists, honorable but taciturn heroes, and heartrending descriptions of the vast prairie, you've come to the right place.
Set in the rugged terrain of Western Canada, the classic novel The Protector follows the ups and downs of a persistent prospector. Though long unsuccessful in his pursuits, Wallace Vane suddenly makes a major discovery. Will it be enough to put his troubled life back on track?
This globetrotting yarn from author Harold Bindloss, himself a renowned world traveler, is a must-read for fans of classic action-adventure. Segments of the story take place in West Africa, Great Britain, and the Canary Islands, and the common link yoking these subplots together is the nefarious workings of the League of the Leopold -- a secretive cult of powerful shamans.
Though he was born and died in England, Harold Bindloss spent much of his youth traveling the world, and he was particularly enamored of the forests of Canada, where he would later set many of his Western novels. In Alton of Somasco, small-time logger Harry Alton has big plans for his land -- and the ambitions and smarts to make his dream a reality. But when a conniving British businessman shows up with some startling news, Alton's livelihood is suddenly at risk.
On the eve of World War I, Scottish expatriate Andrew Johnstone, who has been exploring the wilds of Canada since an injury ended his military career, receives troubling news from back home: His young cousin Harry has fallen in with a dangerous crowd and is imperiling his future with a series of questionable choices. Johnstone decides to make his way home with an American chum in tow to try to fulfill his duty to family and country.
Jim Dearham spent some time at college and planned to enter into a "civilized" profession, but the lure of the great outdoors was too much for him to resist. Ultimately, he worked a series of odd jobs in the forests of Canada, living lean -- until an unexpected windfall changed his life forever.
George Lansing has been summoned to England by Sylvia Marston, the widow of George's recently deceased cousin, Dick. The couple's parcel of prairie land in Canada is sitting unused, and in order to fetch the best price on the market, it needs to be worked by a competent farm operator. Against the advice of his friends, George volunteers for the thankless position. Will he be able to make it work?
Although he is well liked in his community, many members of which remember him fondly as a young man, Richard Blake's stint in the Canadian military is shrouded in a miasma of mystery -- and according to some, dishonor. Will he be able to restore his good name and win back the good graces of his friends and loved ones?
Like many of Harold Bindloss' novels, The Gold Trail unfolds against the backdrop of western Canada in its early pioneer years. In the midst of preparing a new railroad route, Clarence Weston and his fellow laborers face challenge after challenge. When romance enters the picture, it's almost too much for him to handle.
Though he lived much of his life in England, author Harold Bindloss never forgot the Canadian prairies where he spent some time as a farmer in his early adulthood. Weakened by disease later in life, Bindloss took up writing, and the vast majority of his westerns were set in the rolling plains of Canada. Winston of the Prairie is one of Bindloss' most acclaimed novels, and it's sure to please fans of classic westerns.