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A Tale of Time City
by Diana Wynne Jones (more about Diana Wynne Jones) 659/1 first published 2000
Fantasy and Magic published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Our Reviewer's humble opinion
0/10 Sorry, I haven't had time to read this yet.
Anything else?
Other books by Diana Wynne Jones include A Sudden Wild Magic, Archer's Goon, Black Maria, Cart and Cwidder, Castle in the Air, Charmed Life, Deep Secret, Dogsbody, Drowned Ammet, Eight Days of Luke, Fantasy Stories, Fire and Hemlock, Hexwood, Hidden Turnings, Howl's Moving Castle, Minor Arcana, Mixed Magics, Power of Three, The Crown of Dalemark, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, The Homeward Bounders, The Lives of Christopher Chant, The Magicians of Caprona, The Merlin Conspiracy, The Ogre Downstairs, The Spellcoats, The Time of the Ghost, The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land, The Year of the Griffin, Wild Robert, Wilkin's Tooth, Witch Week.
The publisher reckons...
It is a strange and remarkable place, where technology rules - yet important events of both past and future are marked by the appearance of mysterious Time Ghosts. Here, a Time Patrol works to preserve historical events - but unknown rogue time-travellers are plotting to take control and are stealing the wards that protect the city. If they succeed, Time City and History as we know it will both be destroyed. Jonathan and Sam are convinced that Vivian can help to save their home - for, astonishingly, she appears as a Time Ghost herself in a forgotten part of the city. But how can she possibly know what to do, when the important event hasn't even happened yet?!
And what do you think?
Katie Sullivan, St Andrews School, Eastbourne
A Tale of Time City is a brilliant read! Vivian has been kidnapped! Tension mounts when Time City - a city out of space and time - is being destroyed. But who is destroying it? Suitable for 11-13 year olds.
Lena, LexingtonTraditional Magnet School
I've read this book and I think it is very good! There are some other better books but this is a book that you can get hooked up to. Everybody that likes Sci-Fi and Time Travelling books should at least check it out!
Irene Shaw, Raleigh, NC
I am an adult now, and this is STILL one of my favorite books. I originally read it as a young adult and have re-read it numerous times since then. It is a great, complex, exciting, rewarding, fascinating story.
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