My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time
A thrillingly imagined rollercoaster of a novel bursting with sex, time travel, and true love.Charlotte Schleswig, the delightful narrator of Liz Jensen's latest novel, supports herself and the lumpen Fru Schleswig (who may or may not be her mother) as a prostitute in 1890s Copenhagen. While she... show more
A thrillingly imagined rollercoaster of a novel bursting with sex, time travel, and true love.Charlotte Schleswig, the delightful narrator of Liz Jensen's latest novel, supports herself and the lumpen Fru Schleswig (who may or may not be her mother) as a prostitute in 1890s Copenhagen. While she is no small success at the trade, she leaps at a new job opportunity for herself and Fru Schleswig, as cleaning ladies for the wealthy widow Krak. But mysteries abound at Fru Krak's dark old mansion. The basement appears to be haunted, townspeople claim to have seen the dead Professor Krak walking the streets as a ghost, and there are stories of desperate souls who paid the professor a visit and never emerged. In fact, as Charlotte will discover, there is a simple explanation for all this: the basement is home to a time machine. When their cunning investigations land them in trouble, Charlotte and Fru Schleswig find themselves catapulted through time and space to modern-day London, and there their adventures truly begin. With the minxy, intrepid Charlotte, Liz Jensen introduces a heroine every bit as memorable as Louis Drax. And with My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time, she delivers yet another outlandishly entertaining novel, in which the seemingly insurmountable obstacle of spacetime proves no match for human ingenuity and earthly passion.
Publish date: July 11th 2006
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
bookshelves: published-2006, paper-read, under-500-ratings, spring-2014, one-penny-wonder, fantasy, time-slip, love, too-sexy-for-maiden-aunts, denmark, copenhagen, amusing, next Read from March 08 to 11, 2014 Description: In fin-de-siecle Copenhagen, part-time prostitute Charlotte and her lumpen...
My little, clean review of stolen time and other incidents: Warning: Don't read this book if you are a member of the Society To Save The Regular 'And', or if you have an allergy against ampersands. Even if you like &, be careful because in high doses it may trigger an allergic reaction. Don't pic...
An entertaining blend of time travel and romance. Loved the main character's voice which pulled me through the rather off the wall plot. Listened to the audio which was read by Rachel Bavidge who did a great job with the first person narration.
Unapologetic prostitute Charlotte, who makes her living in nineteenth century Copenhagen, discovers a time machine in her employer’s cellar and is catapulted into modern-day New York. There she meets an odd band of fellow ex-pats and also the love of her life. Alas, time travel is a tricksy thing…...