Unforgettable Journey : Diary of a trip to Canada of Duncan R. and Hugh G. Derry, 1924 (2012)


Editor: Douglas Derry

Book details:

  • ISBN 978-0-9738335-7-7
  • Format: softcover, 8″ x 10″
  • 167 pages, with numerous colour images.
  • Publication date October, 2012.

Published: Poplar Lane Press


Unforgettable Journey is a diary of two English brothers, chronicling a six-week trip across Canada almost ninety years ago. Their first class trans-Atlantic voyage on the Caronia, life in upper social circles of Toronto, and descriptions of the trip by boat and train to the West and, are complemented by observations on nature, the sights seen and the style of life.

Editor Douglas Derry contextualizes the circumstances of this trip, and the times in which it took place, in the introduction and he subsequently describes what became of the boys and their siblings in later life. He also provides a setting for the story through also providing their family history. The book includes many colour images and provides biographical references and an index.