Time travel through lockdown, escape in a book

Resident book correspondent Clare Hobba suggests books about Time Travel for her December book club. She picked The Time-Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley.

She notes that many of the best books about time travel were written originally for children
but have resonances beyond that. For example, A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley published in 1939, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle published in 1962 and the 2019 novel The Time Travel Diaries by Caroline Lawrence.

Clare’s post-lockdown outing suggestion is London Mithraeum in the Bloomberg Building near St Pauls. This location was used as the time portal in Caroline Lawrence’s book, The Time Travel Diaries. It is an amazing atmospheric experience in London. It is free to visit but you should book in advance.

In the mean time, stay in and watch the 2009 film of The Time Traveller’s Wife. Danny recommended an event presented by Bloody Scotland (Scottish Crime Writing Festival) – an evening with Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin!

Clare Hobba is an Author & Creative Writing Tutor. She runs an excellent Creative Writing Course starting in January. For her blog about life in the Corona Crisis visit My Moon-shot – Living through lockdown and beyond.

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