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The Resource The Outcasts of Time

The Outcasts of Time

Label
The Outcasts of Time
Title
The Outcasts of Time
Statement of responsibility
Ian Mortimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Beautifully written and superbly executed' Times 'This clever and moving Faustian tale is packed with fascinating historical detail' Express 'A joyous romp around England's dark past' Suzie Feay, GuardianFrom the author of the bestselling The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, this is a stunningly high-concept historical novel that is both as daring as it is gripping, and perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden, SJ Parris and Kate Mosse.December 1348. With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries – living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them still further. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, progress, enlightenment and war. But their time is running out – can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up?What readers are saying: 'Wow, what a book! I absolutely adored this. This was ambitious but done to perfection' Sara Marsden 'The Outcasts of Time is a tour de force, rich in spellbinding detail. Haunting and atmospheric, there is warmth and humour alongside fear and torment; all human life is here. As perfect a novel as any I've ever read' Ophelia's Reads 'A fascinating trip through seven centuries of history ... The author has done well to traverse such a sweep of time ... it's a great read and I'd recommend it' Netgalley reviewer, 4 stars
Summary
With 1348 Britain in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will die and suffer in the afterlife; but as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries—living each one of their remaining days 99 years after the last
Theme
Pace
Writing style
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10616322
Cataloging source
BT
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1967-
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Mortimer, Ian
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Outcasts of Time
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e0a5cbfe-ea2e-4afb-8c87-d871416b0575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471146572
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Outcasts of Time
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e0a5cbfe-ea2e-4afb-8c87-d871416b0575
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471146572
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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