Mark was hoping to go home. Not that home was up to much; but it was a bit more stable than jumping around in time. Unfortunately someone or something had other ideas. You see, he and Lucy are back on a pier – only it’s not Southend, nor is it 2013. It’s 1949 and the the Second World War hasn’t gone according to the way the teenagers remember it from history lessons.
The truism of every alternative time line and every scifi writer is a reality. The Nazis won the war in 1940 and are in control. To survive, the friends are going to need their wits about them. But that’s easier to say than do! Hitler knows about the time travellers and he has issued a very specific order: when they are found they are to be executed immediately.
While you don’t have to have to have read End of the Pier Affair to enjoy this new installment of Lucy and Mark’s time travelling adventure, it won’t hurt you know…
Published to coincide with the UK summer holidays, The 1949 Affair is the second book in the Aldwych Stand Trilogy, which will conclude next year with the Cut Throat Alley Affair.
Hi guys: Lucy and Mark’s next adventure is out next week. If you have any questions about their previous adventure – The End of the Pier Affair – or their latest travels in the 1949 Affair: post them below and I’ll do my best to answer them…
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This review is from: The End of the Pier Affair (The Secret of Aldwych Strand) (Kindle Edition)
One of the best reads I’ve had in a while. The characters move back and forth in time uncovering surprising twists and turns in our history. The characters are interesting and lively, the story takes you on a journey and urges you to read on until the end. Overall, ‘The End of the Pier Affair’ is a must read for teenagers and adults alike.
If you go down to the pier today, you’d better not go alone.
It’s lovely down on the pier today but safer to stay at home
Lucy knew that; that’s why she took Mark with her. But they were only going to take a few photos of the out of bounds section; it wasn’t like they were going to do anything dangerous…
But the moment you do one stupid thing, there’s no escape.
Whisked from the relative safety of Southend Pier, Lucy and Mark find themselves in a top secret underground facility. Not that they know that at the time – they think they’re just in the tunnels of the doomed Aldwych/Strand Station.
When they find they’re actually in 1909 – not 2013; they decide to explore.
Arriving in the East End of London, they they do their second stupid thing, as they stop a horse and carriage from crashing.
After that things get weird.
Someone is trying to kill both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Home Secretary and will stop at nothing to achieve this end – even if it means destroying the whole of Time to do it!
From East End of London to 11 Downing Street; From the Maiden Voyage of the Titanic to Dover Castle – you need to join the friends as they try to keep history as we know it – not as others would prefer it to be…