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A Traveller in Time

Written by Alison Uttley

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LoveReading View on A Traveller in Time

One of the first, and finest, of all time-slip stories that travels between the 16th century and pre-war 20th century Britain.  It is alive with the sounds and the smells of both centuries making it an incredibly mysterious yet compelling read.'

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A Traveller in Time Synopsis

An ancient farmhouse forms the link that allows Penelope to step back into Elizabethan times. Her friends there are scheming to free their beloved Mary, Queen of Scots, but – even with her twentieth-century knowledge – Penelope can only watch helplessly. Only in her own time is she fully aware of the tragedy which lies ahead, drawing closer whenever she steps into the past.

The Good Book Guide Review

One of the most celebrated and compulsive novels in which a modern heroine finds herself unnervingly in another period and a distant place - this time with power over the life (or death) of Mary Queen of Scots. For Penelope becomes involved in the Babing

A Traveller in Time Press Reviews

"Fantasy sustained by strange, imaginative realism." Margaret Mahy

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ISBN: 9781903252277
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Publisher: Jane Nissen Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781903252277
Publication date: 1st September 2007
Author: Alison Uttley
Publisher: Jane Nissen Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers

About Alison Uttley

Alice Jane Uttley (1884-1976) was born Alice Taylor at Castle Top Farm, near Cromford, Derbyshire, and was educated at the Lea School in Holloway and the Lady Manners School in Bakewell, where she developed a love for science which culminated in a scholarship to Manchester University to read physics. In 1906 she became only the second woman to graduate with honours in Physics at the university. Whilst an undergraduate, she lived in Ashburne House, which later became Ashburne Hall, and was the University of Manchester's first Hall of Residence for women. Having trained as a teacher in Cambridge, she took up ...

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