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Still She Wished for Company

(1924)
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The story moves between the 1920s and the 1770s, following two heroines: twentieth-century Jan Challard, a London girl, and eighteenth-century Juliana Clare, the youngest daughter of an aristocratic Berkshire family.

Jan is independent and spirited but leads a humdrum life, working in an office, and walks out with a very suitable young man.

Juliana, at 17 years of age, is getting the upbringing of a young lady in the enormous family mansion, Chidleigh, and her life is devoid of excitement and event.

The two heroines can see one another from time to time, momentarily, through some rent in the fabric of time but never manage to meet and interact. Their lives converge as Juliana's world is turned upside down; her father dies, and her notoriously wicked and mysterious brother, Lucian Clare, returns to take his position as head of the family.

Lucian recognizes a supernatural power in Juliana and uses this to reach out to Jan through the ages.

Genre: General Fiction

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October 1968 : UK Hardback

Title: Still She Wished for Company (Landmark Library)
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
ISBN: 0-7011-1297-2 / 978-0-7011-1297-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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December 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Still She Wished For Company (Bloomsbury Reader)
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
ISBN: 1-4482-0399-6 / 978-1-4482-0399-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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1963 : UK Paperback
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Title: Still She Wished for Company (Peacock Books)
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
ISBN: 0-14-047014-X / 978-0-14-047014-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Still She Wished For Company
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
ISBN: 1-5318-2491-9 / 978-1-5318-2491-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Still She Wished For Company
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Still She Wished For Company
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
Publisher: Audible Studios
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