A Slip in Time by Maggie Pearson

A Slip in Time

Written by Maggie Pearson
Illustrated by
Part of the Flashbacks Series


A Slip in Time by Maggie Pearson

A Slip in Time is the story of an ordinary boy who gets mixed up in some extraordinary events. When Jack sets out to the shops, he finds that he has somehow stepped into the streets of Victorian London. With every person that he meets, the story gets stranger. Flashbacks are dramatic stories set during key moments in history. Strong characters and thrilling plots bring the past to life.


'There is a real art in writing a complete, rounded and credible story within 96 pages and this is a splendid example...it will be enjoyed by younger readers and would appeal to older boys who are less confident. It also reads aloud well'

About the Author

Whilst her three children were growing up, Maggie Pearson held a variety of jobs - including bar maid, librarian and freelance journalist - but she now pursues a career as a highly-successful children's writer. Her first novel, Owl-Light, was shortlisted for the WH Smith Mind-boggling Book Award. She lives mostly in a sixteenth-century cottage in Suffolk with her husband, two cats and a goat, and sometimes in the French Pyrenees. She spent years compiling this extraordinary collection of folk tales as a labour of love. She has also written A Slip in Time and The Eyes of Doctor Dee for the Victorian Flashbacks series, Is There Anybody There? for the Wired Up series, and the folk tale collection The House of the Cats.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


96 pages


Maggie Pearson
More books by Maggie Pearson


A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

1st June 2010



It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Lovereading 4 schools