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A Tale of Time City - Diana Wynne Jones
A Tale of Time City
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3.45 155
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064473514 (0064473511)
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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The English Student
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3.0 A Tale of Time City - Diana Wynne Jones
A Tale of Time City is essentially what it says on the tin: a tale of Time City, a fantastical city built on a loose fragment of time and space which stands outside of human history. Its inhabitants, much like Terry Pratchett's History Monks, look after the progression of events in history so that i...
A Sea of Stars
A Sea of Stars rated it
Classic DWJ. Blandish characters. Interesting story, inventive even. But nothing is explained. For example:How did Time City come about?When? Why are some Eras unstable and other fixed? When did they become unstable? Have they always been that way? Magic Caskets?How will that restore Time City? And ...
wealhtheow rated it
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. Moments later, she finds herself in a strange plastic&metal room. Vivian has been kidnapped throu...
Kaethe rated it
Most of Jones' books have delighted me. This one was just "eh". maybe because I was sick, maybe because the cover was so bloody hideous and eye-damaging and stomach-churning. Hard to say, really. The book is better than this cover, but then, so are books I would never read because I loathe the idea ...
altheaann rated it
In 1939, England, a young girl Vivian, is being evacuated from Londondue to the onset of WWII (a seemingly common premise for a great dealof British childrens' stories). However, she never makes it to herdestination, as she is kidnapped from a train platform. Her kidnappersturn out to be two boys ar...
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