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  • Location: Canada, Nunavut

The Ministry of Time

The Ministry of Time

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2000s:  In the near future, a disaffected civil servant is offered a lucrative job in a mysterious new government ministry

  • ISBN: 978-1399726344
  • Genre: Historical, Timeslip

What you need to know before your trail

In the near future, a disaffected civil servant is offered a lucrative job in a mysterious new government ministry gathering ‘expats’ from across history to test the limits of time-travel.

Her role is to work as a ‘bridge’: living with, assisting and monitoring the expat known as ‘1847’ – Commander Graham Gore. As far as history is concerned, Commander Gore died on Sir John Franklin’s doomed expedition to the Arctic, so he’s a little disoriented to find himself alive and surrounded by outlandish concepts such as ‘washing machine’, ‘Spotify’ and ‘the collapse of the British Empire’. With an appetite for discovery and a seven-a-day cigarette habit, he soon adjusts; and during a long, sultry summer he and his bridge move from awkwardness to genuine friendship, to something more.

But as the true shape of the project that brought them together begins to emerge, Gore and the bridge are forced to confront their past choices and imagined futures. Can love triumph over the structures and histories that have shaped them? And how do you defy history when history is living in your house?

Travel Guide

Nunavut, Canada

King William Island

Nunavut is a massive, sparsely populated territory of northern Canada, forming most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Its islands have expanses of tundra, craggy mountains and remote villages, accessible only by plane or boat. What a place to set a novel! A time travel one at that.

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Ministry of Time

Destination: Nunavut, King William Island  Author/guide:  Kaliane Bradley    Departure Time: Future!

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