David Cameron's Return

George Frederick Clarke

Edited by Mary Bernard

Illustrated by Will Nickless

Return to Acadia...A promise fulfilled...A journey into romance and danger...

In 1761, fourteen years after leaving Medowktek (Meductic), David Cameron returns as he had promised his friend Tomah, Chief of the Wolastoqey (Maliseet).

The English authorities warn him not to travel beyond St. Anne (Fredericton) on the Wolastoq (St. John River), but he ignores them. With Tomah as his ally, he pushes upriver all the way to the Acadian settlement at Madawaska in search of Jeanne Chartier, whom he had met fourteen years earlier and has never forgotten.

The author unfolds a dramatic story of historic injustice, dangerous conflict, and a devastating crisis in the Acadian settlement. Through it all, David is slowly able to reveal to Jeanne the reason he has come to Madawaska.

In this gripping sequel to David Cameron’s Adventures, George Frederick Clarke brings the saga of David Cameron and Chief  Tomah to a fully realised and satisfying conclusion. (Note: this book was first published in 1952 as Return to Acadia.)

David Cameron’s Return is set in the mid-eighteenth century, in the part of Acadia that is now the province of New Brunswick. David is a leading character in both books. He was a boy in the first book; now he is a young man, returning to Acadia to keep a promise, and to find the woman he has loved ever since meeting her fourteen years ago, when she was a girl of twelve.

This new edition has an Afterword for readers who would like to learn more about the book’s background.

Map of New Brunswick from the endpapers of the original edition of this book.

About the Author

George Frederick Clarke (1883-1974) is one of New Brunswick’s best-known writers. He lived in Woodstock his entire life and published thirteen books.

About the Editor

Mary Bernard is editor of the George Frederick Project, which is bringing his books back into print. She is Clarke’s granddaughter and lives in Cambridge, England.

Paperback • 218 pages • $20.00(CAD), $16.00(US) • ISBN 978-1-988299-15-0 • Published 2018/06/26