The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor

Born in 1943 in Montreal, Sally Armstrong is an award-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, editor, and author who is best known for her works on women in conflict zones such as Bosnia, Somalia, Rwanda, and Afghanistan. Her principal focus has been Afghanistan during the height of the Taliban regime and the Afghanistan War. Armstrong’s only fictional work is the historical novel The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor (2007). The novel centers on the life of the titular character, one of the first English settlers in New Brunswick. Armstrong, a descendant of the real Taylor, mixes archival resources, regional histories, and fiction to create a compelling story of her wilful ancestor.

For the full Author Page on Armstrong and the historical novel Charlotte Taylor, click here.


The linked Author Page contains excerpts from The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor.