Vol 1 – The Time Travelers (aka Gideon the Cutpurse)
Vol 2 – The Time Thief (aka The Tar Man)
Vol 3 – The Time Quake
How The Tar Man got his name
An accident with an anti-gravity machine catapults twelve-year-olds Peter and Kate into 1763 and what seems like a whole new world. Aside from these twenty-first century children, there are two major characters whose fortunes the novels follow. The first is Gideon, a reformed cutpurse, who does everything he can to help the children return to their own time. The second is the Tar Man, who steals the anti-gravity machine and whose influence in London’s dark underworld makes him the most dangerous of enemies.
“So convincing a picture of the 18th century that we feel transported ourselves, this first book of a planned trilogy of time-travel adventures is skilled, engrossing and irresistible. The reader, like the protagonists, will find it hard to return to the present.”
“A time-slip novel, deftly handled. The year 1763 is beautifully evoked, as is the present day…Hard to imagine it being done better. A real find, leaving you hungry for more.”
“This wonderfully rich and complex novel, written in lyrical and vivid language, is destined to be a classic. History interweaves with science, social issues in both centuries are thrown in; yet what readers will remember most is a fast-paced plot with a cliff-hanger ending and multi-dimensional characters who continue to inhabit their thoughts long after the book is closed. With appeal for reluctant and advanced readers, this novel is a rare gem.”