Lives of My Fathers is an historical adventure novel of an Anglo-Scottish family’s journey from the turmoil of its Celtic roots to Victorian England, outback Australia, and Western Canada. Drawing inspiration from the author’s family memoirs and historical records, it merges fiction with fact to tell the compelling story of a family’s struggle for unity and survival across the generations.
Ray Argyle is the author of three biographies, a book of Canadian political history and a novel set in Victorian Canada. Dundurn Press will publish Ray's next book, "The Paris Game: Charles de Gaulle, the Liberation of Paris, and the Gamble That Won France," in August 2014. Ray was born in Manitoba and educated in British Columbia. He pursued a career as a journalist with United Press International and the old Toronto Telegram. He founded Argyle Communications Inc., a communications consulting firm, now merged with the Environics Group . He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ont., and the Scarborough (Toronto) Board of Education. Ray is the only Canadian to have been elected a Fellow of the International Public Relations Association. Ray received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canadian