A fast-paced and exciting tale of a nineteenth century London that never was by a master storyteller --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
THE CRIMES OF THE ANCIENT TIME TRAVELLER
When scholar Brendan Doyle is flown across the Atlantic to give a lecture on Samuel Taylor Coleridge the last thing he expects is to meet the man himself. Nor does he anticipate being stranded penniless in the teeming, thieving London of 1810.
Every effort to return to the present is thwarted – until he hears someone whistling a refrain from 'Yesterday'.
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"A roller-coaster ride through a world teeming with characters ranging from the grotesque to the fiendish: tremendous fun"
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"An adventure novel, an impressively intricate time-travel conundrum, a supernatural thriller, a literary mystery, a horror story, plotted with manic fervour, executed with exhilarating dexterity at breakneck speed . . .A virtuoso performance"
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About the Author
Tim Powers was born in 1952; the son of an attorney. He graduated from California State University in 1976 and since then has written more than a dozen highly acclaimed and award-winning novels, including the Fantasy Masterwork THE DRAWING OF THE DARK. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.