Children in Time
By Peter Whitney
Verity and Gaby, two young girls aged thirteen and ten, live in one half of an old Victorian house. One fateful summer day their cousin Emma comes to visit; and they decide to play a trick on her by getting her to “open” a false door between their side of the house and the other. However, it’s not just Emma who gets the shock of her life.
To the girls’ amazement, the false door opens and they fall through, not just to the other half of the house, but to a world they couldn’t have imagined, to the year the house was built, 1838.
This is the story of their adventures in the Victorian age, where they learn the history of the house and the families connected to it. Join the girls as they try to save the life of a Victorian workman using modern medicine; read the stories of a young girl they befriended, who becomes a nurse serving with Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War; and become immersed in the race against time as they try to prevent an horrific rail disaster that history books show destroyed many peoples’ lives.