Jean Pierre Roma of the Company of the East of Isle Saint Jean
1-894838-15-7 / $9.95 CDN / $8.95 US pb
The Acorn Press
In the 1700s, Jean Pierre Roma carved an international trading empire out of the virgin forests of Isle St. Jean – now Prince Edward Island. His thriving settlement was destroyed by a band of privateers in 1745. At last, the story of this fascinating entrepreneur is once again available in a new edition of Jill MacLean’s classic 1977 biography.
Jill MacLean spent four years researching Roma’s settlement at Trois Rivières. The author of the poetry collection The Brevity of Red, she now lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia.