A Tale of Time City
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
JONES, Diana Wynne. A Tale of Time City. [London]: Methuen .8vo, 285pp. Light gray cloth with spine stamped in red. Pages aged, as always (due to the high acid content of the paper used), else a fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket. Signed by the author, Diana Wynne Jones.
First UK edition. It is September 1939, the start of World War Two, and Vivian Smith is being evacuated. On arriving at the station, she is kidnapped by two boys, Jonathan and Sam, and taken to Time City, which exists outside of what we know as History. There the three encounter powerful forces and must work together to preserve history as we know it. A wonderful, time-travel fantasy by one of the masters of modern children’s fantasy.