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The Stillness of Time Travel by A.J. Maddicott
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Jan 14, 12

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Read in December, 2011

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 most notorious jewel thief he will have to fight for his life against a variety of foes, while back in the 21st century his home is at risk from an evil money-lender. And worst of all, his closest friends don't believe that he can travel through time.

The villains are truly villainous, but Benedict is determined and brave, and there are more twists and turns in this tale than you'd find on the average plate of spaghetti.

Harry Potter fans should find this a very satisfying read. Buy it for a child, and you may well find yourself reading it, as I did!

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