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Time Breaking Love and Time - the best of friends, the bitterest of enemies

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Time Breaking Love and Time - the best of friends, the bitterest of enemies by Barbara Spencer

Fifteen-year-old Molly is gauche and awkwardly tall, a great disappointment to her parents who only have time for their careers. Constantly at loggerheads because Molly is determined to become a swimmer, the family go to stay in a 17th century manor house now used as a religious retreat. Inadvertently, Molly triggers a time-chute and reappears in 1648, at the end of the Civil War, to find she has taken the place of Molly Hampton, the eldest daughter in a Puritan family. After suffering a beating, an entire morning spent in chapel, a smelly privy, a muddy farmyard, and cold water to wash in, Molly labels the seventeenth century barbaric and is hell-bent on escaping back to her own life. But the manor house belongs to Sir Richard Blaisdale, a Royalist family, and is barred to her. Forced to continue with the charade, Molly meets Richard, supposedly her best friend, only to find herself falling in love with him. Gradually, Molly begins to change her mind believing that she can stay and take Molly Hampton's place, little realising that danger and disaster lie in wait for her... Time Breaking, the latest riveting offer from author Barbara Spencer, is written for young adults aged 12 -16.

Reviews

What a stunning story! I really enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. A great historical story, so well researched. -- Veronica Way * St Dunstan's School * Seen through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old girl, Time Breaking offers a fascinating snapshot of life in a by-gone era. Young people today will readily identify with Molly and the challenges and frustrations she deals with in her modern life. An excellent read - I haven't enjoyed a book so much for ages. -- Somerset School Librarian Spencer strikes again with an incredible story that will pull you in and not let you go... [she] deserves way more recognition than she gets for her superb story-telling. Time Breaking is a stellar example of historical fiction, unputdownable, emotional and it just plain blew me away. -- Leanne Bell


About the Author

The author of Scruffy, A Dangerous Game of Football and The Bird Children, Barbara now lives and works in Somerset.In 2010, the publication of her teens thriller, Running, has taken her countrywide. Passionate about the importance of books in today's society, Barbara is happiest working with young would-be writers and is frequently invited into schools to talk about creative writing.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st November 2011

Author

Barbara Spencer

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Publisher

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Science fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781848767331

Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

Publisher's Website

www.troubador.co.uk/matador...

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