Centuries Apart by Edward Bouvé [Twittter suggestion]

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Post by TriciaG » February 27th, 2021, 1:25 pm

CENTURIES APART is about a group of UNION Civil War soldiers who, dispatched by Lincoln, quasi-time travel to a quasi-medieval England off ANTARCTICA - written up based on the journal of one of the officers.

This SOUTH ENGLAND has been cut off from regular England since the 16th century - AAAAAND there's also a NEW FRANCE just south of it with peopled with people from 16th century France.

The author is Edward T. Bouvé and you can read it here: https://archive.org/details/centuriesapart00bouv/page/n5/mode/2up

Bouvé was himself a Union officer eventually promoted to major (the narrator of the novel is a captain).

"[SOUTH ENGLAND is] a large Island in the verdant heart of Antarctica inhabited since around 1500 by an English Lost Race, for whom history has stopped short. The island itself is shaped like a squat British Isles, and is dominated by New London...The ruling monarchy, descended from Plantagenets defeated in the War of the Roses, is slowly becoming dysfunctional; descriptions of the social and political world of New England are similar in tone and content to those offered by Mark Twain's mouthpiece in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). Romance and dissension soon bring on the inevitable disaster."
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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