The Red Wall

The Red Wall: A Woman in the RCMP is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Jane Hall, first published in July 2007 by General Store Publishing. In the book, the author chronicles her personal experiences as the first woman accepted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Hall recalls that ever since becoming a Mountie in 1977, people have asked her "What it was like"? Hall says she always avoided answering the question because she knew the story couldn't be told with a few sentences. The book's 351 pages are apparently sufficient as the book has been well received for its historical significance. Hall says of her book, "It was time to break the silence; time to acknowledge our successes and our failures. Time to move forward."[2] Hall spent eight years writing her manuscript, and another two years copy-editing her work before presenting it for publication.[3]

The Red Wall:
A Woman in the RCMP
The Red Wall book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
AuthorJane Hall
SubjectWomen's rights
GenreNon-fiction, book[1]
PublisherGeneral Store Publishing
Publication date
July 20, 2007
Media typePrint (Paperback), eBook (EPUB, Kindle, PDF)
Pages351 pp.

Awards and honoursEdit

The Red Wall received shortlist recognition for the 2008 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Goodreads, The Red Wall, Book review, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  2. ^ General Store Publishing, The Red Wall, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  3. ^ Open Book Toronto, December 5, 2007, 10 Questions With Jane Hall, Home - News, Retrieved 11/23/2012
  4. ^ Faculty of Arts, March 20, 2009, The shortlist for the 2008 Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Headlines (News Releases), Retrieved 11/23/2012

Amazon, The Red Wall: A Woman in the RCMP, Book Reviews, Retrieved 01/17/2013

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