“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Susanna Strickland Moodie
Susanna Moodie, née Strickland was a British-Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada.
Moodie, younger sister of Catharine Parr Traill and Agnes Strickland, was one of a family of writers. She wrote her first children's book in 1822, and published other children's stories in London, including books about Spartacus and Jugurtha. In London she was also involved in the anti-slavery movement. On 4 April 1831, she married John Moodie, a retired officer who had served in the Napoleonic Wars. In 1832, with her husband and daughter, Moodie emigrated to Canada. The family settled on a farm, in Douro township, near Peterborough, Upper Canada, where her brother Samuel worked as a surveyor.