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Welcome to the website of Charlotte Gray, whose latest book is The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — 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.

Latest News

New awards

The Promise of Canada has won the 2017 Ottawa Book Award for Non-fiction, and the 2017 Canadian Authors Award for Canadian History.

Lively lectures

Charlotte will be speaking at the Canadian Museum of History on 30 November, in addition to informal talks at several libraries including Toronto’s Deer Park Public Library on Tuesday 21 November and Brockville Public Library on Saturday 2 December.

“The Past is Present"

You can now watch videos of Charlotte delivering the three well-received Goodman Lectures on this subject at Western University last September.