A.J.B. Johnston

A.J.B. Johnston has published more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles, a thirty-plus years career studying and writing about 18th-century French colonial history in Acadia. In recognition of his prolific career as a historian and writer, John was invested by France with the title Chevalier of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms). Johnston has now turned his hand to fiction. Long inspired to know more about Thomas Pichon (1700-1781), In his first novel, Thomas, A Secret Life (CBU Press, 2012), Johnston applied his considerable sense of 18th-century French history to imagine young Pichon’s early life in Normandy and Paris. For The Maze, Johnston did extensive research on 18th-century London. Twitter: @AJBJohnston Facebook: A J B Johnston, Writer



Crossings: A Thomas Pichon Novel


The Thomas Pichon Novels


The Maze: A Thomas Pichon Novel

Storied Shores

Storied Shores: St. Peter’s, Isle Madame and Chapel Island in the 17th and 18th Centuries


Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade

Thomas: A Secret Life

Thomas, A Secret Life


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