Jeremy Kane

A Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion, and its brutal aftermath in the Australian penal colonies.

by Sidney Allinson



Book Details

Language :
Publication Date : 1/08/1998

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9780738801018
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9780738801025

About the Book

Authors Note:

In telling this tale, I hope to portray some of the most crucial events in Canadas passage to nationhood. Though my main aim is to simply entertain, I also wish to build new appreciation of the Mackenzie rebellion as something more than a flash-in-the-pan. Brief, almost laughable at times, as that uprising is often dismissed today, in reality it involved more than enough blood-letting and suffering by those gallant men and women of 1837 and for years after.

It is particularly challenging to a writer to attempt to describe for a modern audience the often callous and primitive society which existed just 160 years ago. Many bizarre or savage details in this story which may appear to be exaggeration on my part actually happened. In fact, the original circumstances were so grim that sometimes I had to tone them down, if anything. However, all details of contemporary attitudes, military events, politics, penal colonies, and aboriginal life at the time are as accurate as painstaking research can ensure.

Although Jeremy Kane, Renard, Hardacre, the Van Wycks, and many other characters are fictional, they are shown among actual events and real individuals. No historical personage is made to say or do anything contrary to his or her known beliefs, and as much as possible I let them speak in their own recorded words.

Sidney Allinson,

Victoria, B.C., Canada.

About the Author

Sidney Allinson is a Canadian novelist and military historian, author of six books, film scripts, and numerous magazine articles. His military history, “The Bantams: The Untold Story Of World War One”, was highly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. He wrote “Jeremy Kane”, a Canadian historical adventure novel of the 1837 Mackenzie Rebellion and its brutal aftermath in the Australian penal colonies. Sidney Allinson served overseas with the Royal Air Force, was creative director of two international advertising agencies, and communications policy advisor to the Ontario Government. He is a past director of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, and received the Boulter Award for outstanding writing. Born in England, a long-time resident of Toronto, he now lives in Victoria, British Columbia, working on a novel about the 1942 Dieppe Raid. E-mail: