Persistence of Memory

Diversion Books
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Combining the language, humor and manners of Jane Austen’s era with charming characters and colorful storytelling, PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY is a mystery, a love story, and a speculative novel about accidental time travel.

Charlie Lowe has two obsessions: saving the Stoneford Village Green from unscrupulous developers and researching her ancestor, Louis Augustus Duran, whose mysterious origins perplex her.

When a freak lightning strike and a rogue computer virus send her back to 1825, Charlie discovers she must persuade a reluctant Sarah Foster to marry Duran, or two centuries of descendants—including herself—will cease to exist.

Unfortunately, Louis Duran turns out to be a despicable French count who spends his days impregnating a succession of unfortunate housemaids and attempting to invent the first flushing toilet in Hampshire.

A hopeless romantic, our heroine does her best to encourage the happiness of those who surround her—but will she be able to mend a matrimonial wrong, restore the Village Green to its rightful owner and, of foremost importance, conclude the tale in the company of the gentleman with whom she was always meant to be?
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About the author

Kent was born in England and came to Canada when she was three. She has a BA in English from the University of Regina. For the next eight years she worked in the travel business and visited many countries. In 1985 she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She currently works for a telecommunications company, writing and editing student learning materials.

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Publisher
Diversion Books
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Published on
Jul 7, 2015
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Pages
322
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ISBN
9781626818859
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Regency
Fiction / Romance / Time Travel
Fiction / Science Fiction / Time Travel
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This content is DRM protected.
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