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The Outcasts of Time (Hardback)
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The Outcasts of Time (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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December 1348. With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last.

John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them still further. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived.

As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, progress, enlightenment and war. But their time is running out - can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up? 

'Beautifully written and superbly executed.' the Times

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471146558
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Mortimer's gift is to turn such unburnished material into observational gold... a delightful book, full of busy research lightly worn, that is as accessible and entertaining a guide as you will find to living in past times' -- Andrew Holgate * The Sunday Times *
'Splendidly entertaining... It's like Horrible Histories for grown-ups, and I mean that as a compliment' * Independent *
'It's an incredible tour de force, a vivid and page-turning evocation of an age that is long-gone yet has been brought to life again in vibrant and robust fashion thanks to Ian Mortimer's impeccable scholarship and pacy writing' -- Alison Weir
'Ian Mortimer is one of those rare historians who can both bring the past alive and at the same time challenge his readers' preconceptions' * Mail on Sunday *

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“Page turning time travel story....”

What a novel construct for a story ! 1348 and the Black Death grips the country. Brothers John and William are offered relief and salvation for six days if they will agree to do good deeds and save their souls in the... More

Hardback edition
2nd May 2017
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“A spellbinding tour de force, rich in historical detail”

This reader is accustomed to travelling through time with the wonderful Ian Mortimer. His acclaimed Time Traveller's Guides provide vivid windows on the past which are at once entertaining, sobering and endlessly... More

Hardback edition
10th March 2017
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“Time Travel through six centuries ”

A brilliant novel about time travel. But not the usual book found under the Science Fiction category. It is one that might best be categorized under social commentary similarly to "Gulliver's... More

Hardback edition
19th November 2017
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