Alice Jones

Alice Jones, writer (b at Halifax 26 Aug 1853; d at Menton, France 27 Feb 1933). Developing international themes and the "New Woman" figure in her novels, Jones counterpointed the superficiality of European life against the vitality of Canadian society and character. Besides short stories and travel pieces for periodicals, she wrote The Night-Hawk (1901, pseud Alix John), Bubbles We Buy (1903, repr in England as Isobel Broderick, 1904), Gabriel Praed's Castle (1904), Marcus Holbeach's Daughter (1912) and Flame of Frost (1914).

In 1903 a reviewer in the Canadian Magazine called her "the leading woman novelist in Canada," a consideration encouraged by her practice of including Canadian characters and settings in her fiction even after she had moved to France in 1905.