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Her Previous Self

Her Previous Self

Author(s): Anne Allen

Location(s): Guernsey

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Georgian/modern



Two women, living two hundred years apart but closer than sisters.
Mary, miserable in her marriage to Thomas Carre, a merchant and privateer and living in the new family mansion in Georgian Guernsey.
Lucy, separated from her husband after a tragic loss and now acting as an unwilling sitter for her elderly grandfather, Gregory Carre, who has inherited the same mansion.
Lucy is haunted by Mary’s continued presence in the house and finds herself being pulled more and more back in time. How is it possible for her to live as Mary? To experience scenes from her tragic life? Lucy is forced to come to terms with Mary’s grief as well as her own.
The more enmeshed she becomes the more anxious Lucy is to discover the truth. Why is Mary still restless? What caused her mysterious disappearance two hundred years ago?

And can Lucy move on from her own loss to find happiness again?

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Author: Tina Hartas

This is the latest novel from the ‘Donna Leon of Guernsey’! You certainly get a good feel for the island (a visit to Dix Neuf, no less “… neither a restaurant, nor a wine...

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