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Running Behind Time

by Jan Turk Petrie

Literary Fiction Relationship Stories Sci-Fi and Fantasy

LoveReading View on Running Behind Time

WOW! What a fabulous and enjoyable read - read it in one sitting as needed to know what happened next. A tale of time travel from 2020 to 1982 - and back again. Following the story of Tom when he meets Beth - such detail in lives during the pandemic of 2020 and lives in 1982. Don't want to give too much of the story away - can't recommended it highly enough. I have just ordered one of her other books I am so impressed. 

Jayne Burton, A LoveReading Ambassador 

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Running Behind Time Synopsis

There’s a wrinkle in time on the 15:15 train from Paddington to Cheltenham Spa.

It’s the Summer of 1982, and Beth Sawyer is thrilled to have landed the title role in a play. It may only be in a fringe theatre in Shepherd’s Bush, but it’s the start she’s always dreamed of.

It’s the Summer of 2020, amid the global pandemic, and Tom Brookes is furloughed. Unable to face lockdown in a tiny city flat, he moves back to his mother’s cottage in the sleepy Cotswold village of Stoatsfield-under-Ridge.

Neither of them expects an everyday train journey to throw their normal lives so spectacularly off-course.

This is the story of an extraordinary encounter between two people who should never have met. 164 pages

Running Behind Time Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

This book cleverly illustrates just how much society has changed in 40 years and I hope the author will provide us with a sequel before too long, as there are many intriguing loose ends that need to be tidied up. I personally cannot wait! Full review

Drena Irish

A thoroughly gripping read and definitely a clever novel in these current extraordinary times. Full review

Caroline Highy

This was such an unusual book and so interesting to read about time travel between the two decades. I really engaged with the characters and it was written really well. Full review

Nicola Edwards

This was a really good “time travel” story, so just suspend disbelief and Enjoy! Full review

Maureen Gourlay

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781912855933
Publication date: 01/03/2021
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912855933
Publication date: 1st March 2021
Author: Jan Turk Petrie
Publisher: Pintail Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 330 pages
Genres: Indie Books We Love, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jan Turk Petrie

As a writer, Jan Turk Petrie is always keen to challenge herself and come up with something original.  Her first published novels – the three volumes that make up The Eldísvík Trilogy – are Nordic noir thrillers set some fifty years in the future.  Her fourth novel - ‘Too Many Heroes’ – is, by contrast, a period romantic thriller set in the early 1950s.  Jan’s fifth novel - ‘Towards the Vanishing Point’ is a work of historical literary fiction.  Before becoming a writer, Jan was an ...

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