In the multicultural mosaic that is Canada, the
English have had a defining role with their contribution of flamboyant personalities and hard-working settlers.
The traces of Imperial England can be found throughout the landscape of its former colony, in the names of streets, tea-time traditions and the rituals of Parliament. Author Jeff Pearce describes how the citizens of British North America, freed from the rigid constraints of the English hierarchy, evolved a new multi-cultural society with a distinctly Canadian flavour. Anything but a dry read, this book is filled with humour, insights and good-natured story telling.