The Outcasts of Time (Hardback)Ian Mortimer (author)
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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
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29 mm
'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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