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- File Size: 404 KB
- Print Length: 354 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492817775
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FXAH4CO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,286 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Yet there's something missing: a sense of tension, or any kind of personal angst. Both in the present and in the past, everyone is unremittingly NICE. There's a bit of evocation of the camaraderie of wartime London, suggesting that in some ways things were even nicer then than they became in subsequent years, but this is not developed very far. The story simply runs its benign course, and you read it out of curiosity as to how things will develop, rather than with any real sense of urgency. Some reviewers talk about its 'feel-good' quality, but can you really have a feel-good experience if there's little or no feel-bad content to offset it?
In fact the whole thing is told from an almost childlike perspective. There's an odd lack of knowingness among the characters, who mostly seem to talk to each other in amiable, respectful tones. The leading lady's father, for instance, is referred to as 'the Colonel', not just by the characters themselves, but also by the author. Yes, the story acknowledges modern mores such as living together, and there are even moments of danger; yet despite this, there's a sense that it depicts an innocent world where nothing really nasty is going to happen.
That said, one thing the book does unexpectedly well is evoke the magic of falling in love more or less at first sight.Read more ›
If I have one criticism, it is this. If you are going to bring a young lady from 1941 to see the sights of 1998, you most certainly should not take them to a McDonalds!
However, to cap it off I am also a Train Operator on the Northern line and based at Golders Green. Just like Eddie.
Have you ever wished that you could write a story about one of the biggest dreams/Fantasies in your head? It's almost exactly that dream. And somebody else has written it for me. For me, the perfect Time Travel Story.
I will never feel the same way about going into Tooting Broadway Sidings again. May even close my eyes for a minute and cross my fingers....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
From my point of view this book could have been so much more than I thought it was.Published 3 months ago by S F Canfield
A great read couldn't put it down.My wife is reading it now and loves it.Published 6 months ago by DD
A really unusual story. I love time travel books and this up their with Jodi Tyler. Loved the caractures and the writing was intelligence and quick witted. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julia Woodyatt
One of those stories once.you start it is very absorbing a nice paced time travel adventure deserved four star looking forward to the next adventurePublished 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
I enjoyed this story and it made me look forward to returning to it.Published 12 months ago by K. Rayment
Couldn't put it down. I love time travel stories in general but this is one of the best I have read.Published 12 months ago by Kindle Customer
What a lovely book, I normally skip this type but after a few pages the story grabs you and draws you in. Well worth the money.Published 12 months ago by Jules