A Tale of Time City

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Penguin, Apr 12, 2012 - Young Adult Fiction - 384 pages
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A  thrilling story by the legendary Diana Wynne Jones—with an introduction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the countryside, because of the war. But she is being kidnapped - out of her own time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, two boys her own age, from a place called Time City, designed especially to oversee history. But now history is going critical, and Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Time City's impending doom can only be averted by a twentieth-century girl named Vivian Smith. Too bad they have the wrong girl. . . .


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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

I guess I'll have to add DWJ to my list of respected & popular authors that I am not simpatico with, including George RR Martin and Ursula K. LeGuin. I cannot immerse myself in her complex worlds. Read full review

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

In preparation for German bombing, children are evacuated from London. Vivian Smith is discontentedly waiting to be picked up by her unknown cousin Marty when an older boy commands her to follow him ... Read full review

Contents

Kidnapped
Cousin Vivian
Time City
TimeGhosts
TimeLock
Cousin Marty
The River Time
Duration
Ceremonies
The Age of Gold
Android
The Gnomon
The Age of Silver
Evacuees
The Lead Casket?
Faber John

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Diana Wynne Jones was the multiple award-winning author of many fantasy novels for children, teenagers, and adults. Her book Howl's Moving Castle was made into an Academy Award-nominated major animated feature by Hayao Miyazaki. She received the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Married to the medievalist J. A. Burrow, with whom she had three sons, she lived for many years in Bristol, the setting for many of her books. Diana Wynne Jones passed away in March 2011, after a long illness.

Ursula K. Le Guin is the revered author of Tales from Earthsea.

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