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The Time Travel Diaries

by Caroline Lawrence

The Time Travel Diaries Synopsis

A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE WEEK From the author of The Roman Mysteries comes a nail-biting time-travel adventure, set in Roman London - where past meets present. Billionaire Solomon Daisy is obsessed with the skeleton of a blue eyed African girl from Roman London. When his tech guys accidentally invent a time machine he decides to send London schoolboy Alex Papas on a mission. Time travel is easier for kids, and Alex knows Greek and a little Latin. The portable portal is placed in London's Mithraeum, recently relocated back to its original 3rd century AD site. Now all Alex has to do is go through and find the blue-eyed girl. There are just three rules: 1. Naked you go and naked you must return. 2. Drink, don't eat. 3. As little interaction as possible. But Time Travel is fun fair, and there are more ways to die in Roman London than Alex could have guessed.

The Time Travel Diaries Press Reviews

Caroline Lawrence's latest venture into time travel is a riotously enjoyable read that brings the sights, sounds and smells of ancient London vividly to life. The premise of Alexander Papas' time travel back to third century CE London is delightfully satisfying, quirky and - best of all - written with a real eye for historical detail, based on the finds at the London Mithraeum. * Emily Hauser (author of For The Most Beautiful) * Lawrence brings her scholarship and invention to a grisly adventure that reveals how brutal and unhealthy Roman times were, as Alex and an unwelcome companion face dangers ranging from gladiatorial contests to tempting flirtations. * Sunday Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848128002
Publication date: 4th April 2019
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Publisher: Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Caroline Lawrence

Caroline's Roman Mysteries books were first published in 2001 and have since sold over a million copies in the UK alone, and been translated into fourteen languages. The series was televised by the BBC in 2007 and 2008 with ten half hour episodes. Filmed in Tunisia, Bulgaria and Malta, it was the most expensive BBC children's TV series to date. Caroline says: I want to know everything about the past, especially the exciting things. Also the sounds, smells, sights and tastes. I write historical novels because nobody has invented a Time Machine. And I write for kids because 11 is my inner age. Visit ...

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