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The Stillness of Time Travel (Benedict #1)

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Three friends, two enemies, one diamond.
Benedict Tempest had read in the history books about the theft of the world's most famous diamond, the Star of Banhavgarh, from the British Museum in 1861. What he didn't know was that he was responsible for its disappearance.
A breathtaking adventure with cheek-tingling thrills and more twists and turns than a plate of spaghetti, th
Hardcover, 412 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by Snoa Publishing
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An Odd1
"Stillness of Time Travel" by A.J. Maddicott is the half-doze before his bedroom in Appleton Marsh August 2007 shivers and seems to shake apart, and 12 year old Benedict Tempest awakes in Victorian London. This is a big bad scary story with a small brave boy. Have you ever been a bullied weakling, impoverished, raised by a widowed mother, dressed from charity shops, about to lose your only home and neighborhood friends, then offered to be housed, clothed, and fed as an aristocrat, mentored, made ...more
Susie Kelly
I absolutely loved this book. Although it's written for children, it's a rip-roaring adventure well told and laced with delightful humour. The characters are believable and the plot is cunningly crafted.

14-year-old Benedict Tempest discovers by accident the secret of time travel. Through the book he moves between 21st century rural England and Victorian London. Benedict's life is fraught with problems and dangers, and he needs all his resourcefulness to survive. As the apprentice of London's mos
Tracy Smith
Wow, I really, really enjoyed this book. I know it is meant for the teen market, but I still found I couldnt put it down. This book belongs up their with Harry Potter, great for both kids and adults alike.

Please. please let their be a sequel, I find I am wanting more already.

I urge everyone to read this book, so you can be in at the beginning, as I predict this will be picked up to make as a movie, the kids will love this, a new hero who is more believeable than Harry Potter, after all these ad
susan murray
Book of the year magnificent storyline you are enthralled from one page to another.Perfect for adults and kids over 10 years would recommend to anyone.The trials and exploits between benedict and beckett willhave you on the edge of your seat hope there will be a sequel to this novel
Apr 10, 2012 Kathy added it
I started reading this on the plane to St. Croix....and like it! But it doesn't seem right to sit on a lounge chair on the sand under the palm trees and read from an iPad!

I am withholding my comments for now since I know Dana has purchased this book.
This was a really interesting first book from Maddicott. It's tweleve-year-old protagonist puts it in the 10-14year old age range, but those older (and probably younger) would certainly enjoy it too.

The story followed twelve-year-old Benedict Tempest, who one night suddenly travels 150 years back in time to 1861 - right into the jail cell Sir Gabriel Beckett - aka notorious Jewel thief Black Rook. Beckett offers to train Benedict up, so he can become apprentice to the crime of the century - ste
Kazimiera pendrey
i was lucky enough to win a pre release copy of this book on goodreads giveaways thank you a very well writen novel the plot twists and turns it would be anescellent tween read
meh. stopped at around page 200 as nothing really happened and I was bored out of my mind. Oh well, next.
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