Biography: Growing up in Canada and later living in England, Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker (1862-1932) was a bestselling novelist, journalist, and politician with loyalties to both countries. His historical novels, known for melodramatic plots and exotic settings, celebrated the Quebecois culture within English Canada. These include titles like Pierre and His People (1892) and The Lane That Had No Turning (1900). Parker was a member of the British House of Commons and was knighted for his service to Canadian literature in 1902.

Books published by author:


  1. Carnac's Folly
    Carnac's Folly
    by Gilbert Parker

    Rating: 2.1/5 (156 votes cast)

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    Carnac has a grand time pretending to marry Luzanne during a lively lunch with friends. What he doesn't know is that the judge and ceremony are real enough to make Luzanne into Mrs. Carnac Grier. Her plans for the future are many, while Carnac looks longingly back to his childhood love.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  2. Michel and Angele, A Ladder of Swords
    Michel and Angele, A Ladder of Swords
    by Gilbert Parker

    Rating: 2.4/5 (73 votes cast)

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    An atmospheric historical romance, Michel and Angele is based on the true story of Huguenots who fled France and settled in England. The troubled romance of Michel de la Foret and Angele Aubert is infused with a sense of the Elizabethan era, invoking the feeling of traveling back in time.

    Category: Historical Romance

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