Lesley Woodhall inherited two things from her late Father, a rather large mid–Victorian house, divided into flats, and a partially built time machine. Her brother, Paul wanted nothing to do with either, but Lesley was dedicated to both – and determined to make them each a success: and in the process honour the memory of her father.
Between maintaining the building, working tirelessly on the time machine, and doing odd jobs on construction projects in the area – to pay her bills – Lesley has somewhat made a mess of her social life; something her best friend, Julie is continually fond of reminding her.
With her great project finally complete (for the third time) Lesley persuades a reluctant Julie to come for dinner, so she can prove that all her sacrifice and effort has been worth it: and that time travel really is possible – though she doesn’t mention this last part, that would have her labelled as crazy!
Lesley’s demonstration proves considerably more impressive than she intended. Her wonderful machine transports the entire house, and everyone in it, back to the middle of the seventeenth century – into the heart of a conflicted pre civil war England – and all manner of danger.
Now the race is on to find a power source so the time machine can get back where they belong: without anyone being seriously killed or otherwise inconvenienced…
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