Charlie Lowe has two obsessions: saving the Stoneford Village Green from unscrupulous developers and researching her ancestor, Louis Augustus Duran, whose mysterious origins elude 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 attempting to invent the first flushing toilet in Hampshire. That is, of course, when he’s not busy impregnating a succession of unfortunate housemaids.
Combining the language, humour 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.
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, most particularly, conclude the tale in the company of the gentleman with whom she was always meant to be?
You may acquaint yourself with the answers, gentle reader, here, within "Persistence of Memory".
Winona was born in London, England. She came to Canada with her parents and grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan. She's a graduate of Central Collegiate and the University of Regina, where she received her BA in English. After living in Winnipeg and Moose Jaw, she eventually found her way to Vancouver, where she graduated from the University of British Columbia with an MFA in Creative Writing.
Winona has been a freelance writer for assorted newspapers and magazines, a temporary secretary in London, a travel agent and the Managing Editor of a literary magazine (Prism international).
She spent a few years working for TELUS in Burnaby, BC, as an in-house travel consultant, a word processing clerk, a contract ... (more)