A Mirror in Time

by Doris Gwaltney


The monologues and dialogues in A Mirror in Time by Doris Gwaltney focus on how love and marriage may have changed course of history The book contains 15 monologues, including that of Queen Elizabeth I, Will Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, Kate Hogarth Dickens, Harriet Tubman, and Tsali, a Cherokee warrior.


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From the Smithfield Times:

Would England have become so powerful if 16th century Queen Elizabeth I had married? Did his wife’s family fortune allow evolution theorist Charles Darwin the opportunity to explore his then-obscure ideas? The question of couplings — or non-couplings’— effect on history is explored in Doris Gwaltney’s latest book, “A Mirror in Time.” The stories of historical figures and their relationships are presented in short vignettes — and designed to be read aloud as monologues, said Gwaltney.

This is the fourth book for Gwaltney and the monologue format is a departure from her usual style.
“I just had this idea about mixing fiction and non-fiction, but at the time it wasn’t done,” Gwaltney said of her initial efforts on the book 10-15 years ago.When the book finally did take form, it began as vignettes, which soon evolved into monologues.

By Diana McFarland
News editor, The Smithfield Times

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