HISTORIC NOVEL THE LONG SHOT COMES WITH PERIOD LEXICON

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History lovers will love the period lexicon that Joyce Derenas provides at the back of her novel, the long shot.

This list of odd phrases helps readers to better understand early 1900 parlance. One example is “bruise on my time.” This particular phrase means that someone’s time has been wasted. If someone has acquainted themselves with soap, this means that they have taken a bath.

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Joyce Derenas is a historical fiction author who writes stories based on the real lives of her French-Canadian ancestors of the Beauce Valley in Quebec.