Harold Edward Bindloss (1866-1945) was an English novelist who
wrote many adventure novels set in western Canada. Bindloss was
born in Liverpool in 1866. He was more than 30 years old before he
began writing. Previously he worked as a farmer in Canada and as a
cargo heaver, a planter, and at other jobs in southern climes. He
returned to London. In 1898, he published his first book, a
non-fiction account based on his travels in Africa, called In the
Niger Country. This was followed by dozens of novels. He was a
popular writer. One reviewer writes: [A new book by Harold Bindloss
is always welcome. He tells a story well indeed, but one likes his
books best perhaps for the environment which he knows so well how
to sketch. He has written charming stories of the Canadian
Northwest and one remembers with pleasure his novels Prescott of
Saskatchewan and Winston of the Prairie[, (Oakland Tribune, 1915).
Bindloss[ most famous works include: Ranching for Sylvia (1912),
The Gold Trail (1910) and Vane of the Timberlands (1911).