Charlie Travers, Time Traveller is a series of books written for 9-14 year olds. They take Charlie back in time on all sorts of adventures where he has to face many different challenges. Charlie's not sure he likes facing challenges and sometimes, he wishes he'd never been born a Time Traveller, but he learns to cope with his parent's eccentric hobby and finds in the end that he really has a lot of fun. This is the first in the series: Operation Cézanne. Charlie travels back to the early 1900s to Aix-en-Provence. He thinks it's going to be really boring and would much prefer to go to the Boer Wars or the French Revolution. However, he changes his mind when he is drawn into a mystery involving the beautiful Perpetua after receiving a Time Slip from her missing father. A terrific read, this book is full of real historical facts about actual places. If you're visiting Aix-en-Provence, it'll keep the kids happy looking for Charlie sites and allow you to enjoy your holiday too.