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Time travel? Alternate universe?

I started a randomly-checked out library book yesterday and the first few pages are so exciting! I suspect that it is a book about time travel or set in an alternate universe, although I don't think its author believes either of those things.

It's set sometime in the twenty-first century (someone says so). An American comes to visit an Englishman who is Lord of the Manor.

And guess how she lets him know what time her plane will be arriving? She sends a telegram!


Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:02 pm (UTC)
There is a family of hereditary retainers, yes. Of course.

(By webpage, I think. Which is to say, the name still gets used. Western Union was a telegraph company, now better known for money transfer. But their webpage still says they do telegraphs too. As do various other countries, all of which probably limit just which countries they are willing to do hand-delivery to.)
Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
You type faster than me!

My offer of the U of T place was by telegram, I think.