Reviews for Quarantined


"This is a detailed, well-researched history that does not require the reader to have any prior knowledge of quarantine stations and their development. Quarantined will appeal to a popular audience as well as historians and maritime scholars."

—Amanda Lanum, The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord


"This engaging book provides both a history of the William Head Quarantine Station near Victoria, BC and an exploration of the practice of quarantine.”

BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-15


"Sometimes grim, sometimes funny, and sometimes critical of the officials who shirked their duties, Johnson’s account brings a fascinating piece of history to vivid life."

—Nelle Oosterom, Canada's History

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"Quarantined is rich in detail about the station, and includes the context that makes it relevant today, when its history is hidden behind prison walls."

Times Colonist