The Time Travel Handbook

The Time Travel Handbook : From the Eruption of Vesuvius to the Woodstock Festival

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Not many of us can claim to have dipped our handkerchiefs in Charles I's blood after his execution, or to have watched Vesuvius erupt, but that's about to change...

Wyllie, Acton & Goldblatt's Time Travel Handbook offers eighteen exceptional trips to the past, transporting you back to the greatest spectacles in history. We offer the chance to join Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and to march on Versailles with the revolutionary women of Paris. You can sail with Captain Cook to Tahiti and Australia, and spend time at Xanadu with Marco Polo and Kubla Khan. Or, closer to the present, you might accompany Charlie Parker at the birth of bebop or The Beatles in Hamburg, and take part in the VE Day celebrations in London or the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

The notable authors and time travel agents, Wyllie, Acton & Goldblatt are your guide to these and other unmissable events, charting the action as it will unfold, and advising on local customs, and what to wear, eat and drink, for the most authentic of experiences.

Forget museums, forget history books - the only way to do history is to live it.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 32mm | 442g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1781254044
  • 9781781254042
  • 274,721

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Witty, irreverent and brilliantly researched. Giles Milton
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Witty, irreverent and brilliantly researched. -- Giles Milton Incredibly well-researched ... a fun and informative read * Press Association *
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About James Wyllie

James Wyllie is an author and award-winning screenwriter. His lastest book is The Codebreakers - the story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War. Johnny 'Lord' Acton has written books on everything from food (Preserved with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) to the history of balloons (The Man Who Touched the Sky), and co-authored, with David Goldblatt, How to Watch the Olympics. David Goldblatt is the author of the definitive, doorstopping football histories, The Ball is Round and The Game of Our Lives. He writes and broadcasts on the politics of sport for the Guardian and BBC radio.
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