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Welcome to the website of Charlotte Gray, whose latest book is The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country. Her nine previous non-fiction bestsellers include The Massey Murder; Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike; Reluctant Genius, the Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell and Sisters in the Wilderness, The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill. Well-known across Canada as an author and public speaker, Charlotte explores the past with wit and a sense of drama.

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Great War in Colour

They Fought in Colour, published by Dundurn, offers new insights into Canada’s First World War experiences. Charlotte’s essay, “Life in the Trenches,” is included alongside contributions by Margaret Atwood, Tim Cook, Paul Gross, Peter Mansbridge and others.

"The Past is Present"

You can now watch videos of Charlotte delivering the three well-received Goodman Lectures, on the topic of Popular History in Canada, at Western University in September 2017.

Coming Next Year...

Charlotte’s intriguing new take on Sir Harry Oakes, the Canadian millionaire who was murdered in the Bahamas in 1943, will be published by HarperCollins Canada in Fall 2019.