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Jann Maree

The Place That Time Forgot

Historical Fiction.

The Place That Time Forgot tells the story of a community under threat.

A proposal to create a man-made lake causes turmoil and dissention for people who have lived and farmed in a close-knit community in the district of Wild Duck for many generations.

The Place That Time Forgot

About the Book

The Place That Time Forgot tells the story of a community under threat. A proposal to create a man-made lake causes turmoil and dissention for people who have lived and farmed in a close-knit community for many generations.

Amidst this impending loss of land and livelihood, the people of the district galvanise to hold their place and their heritage against the forces of authority and the water that threatens to engulf them. During this time of social upheaval ambitious young Charlotte Duggan grows to womanhood. Her ambitions and desires are tested when a mysterious stranger arrives in her neighbourhood.

Landholders await the explosion that will form the weir and signal the start of the deluge that will engulf their land and dispossess them of their homes and their livelihoods. Wealthy Thomas McGraw knows he will not only lose his land but also his power and influence as he realises his Canute-like efforts could fail.

Other farmers with less resources know that no matter what decisions they make they will ultimately lose. Lake Eppalock will be formed. The reservoir was the price of progress. A shared historical backdrop had melded them together but the social cohesion of the community and the values that had united them would be fragmented and lost forever.

A host of compelling characters all play an essential part in this true-to-life story.

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AUTHOR

Jann Maree

Jann Maree was born in Bendigo and has worked as a secondary college teacher in the ACT, NSW, Queensland and Victoria. She has also had stints in adult education and as a workplace trainer. Her lifelong interest in health and wellbeing have gained her qualifications in Remedial Massage and Bowen Therapy. In 2022 she published No Nervous Lady, a memoir of her time spent building a mud-walled home in rural NSW.

She is passionate about yoga, health and wellbeing, gardening and reading across all genres. She describes herself as an avid nature lover.

The Place That Time Forgot is her first novel and is inspired by the recollections of her ninety-seven year old mother.

She is married and lives in Central Victoria.

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Charlotte felt a sense of unease as she stood to leave the Langwoornar School Hall. She hesitated at the hall’s entrance. She hoped Thomas would offer to walk her home as he had done on a few other occasions. He was standing near the stage with his parents when Charlotte arrived. He acknowledged her with the warmth of his open smile …

– The Place That Time Forgot

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Jann Maree

The Place That Time Forgot

Historical Fiction

The Place That Time Forgot is an imaginary tale of people who lived through a turbulent era in the history of Central Victoria.

Though they are fictitious characters, people like Charlotte, Victoria, Matilda, Luke and Wang Lei lived and shaped the community and the State we have. And who we are today.

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Jann Maree
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The Rural Publishing Company
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