A Traveler In Time
Alison Uttley Christine Price
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Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM By Alison Uttley Christine Price

This unusual novel is set in rural Derbyshire in the old manor house, Thackers, where the Babington family and their servant, Cicely Taberner, lived when Elizabeth I was Queen of England The descendants of the Taberners have farmed the land through the centuries, and to the Taberners of the present day comes Penelope, their great niece, a sensitive, imaginative girl, whoThis unusual novel is set in rural Derbyshire in the old manor house, Thackers, where the Babington family and their servant, Cicely Taberner, lived when Elizabeth I was Queen of England The descendants of the Taberners have farmed the land through the centuries, and to the Taberners of the present day comes Penelope, their great niece, a sensitive, imaginative girl, who is aware of other layers of time With her awakened vision she sees people of the past move in their daily tasks among those of the present, and behind the contented life of the household of Cicely and Barnabas Taberner she finds the old tragedy of Anthony Babington and his plot to save Mary, Queen of Scots, being re enacted The farm kitchen where Penelope sits with her great aunt and great uncle is the home of those others who once lived there Their desires and fears, their courage and strength enter the girl s mind their voices float up from the garden and she is caught up into their life Time is annihilated, and she lives in the closing years of the sixteenth century remembering little of her modern life, until she returns from her traveling in time bearing the anxieties and dreams of the other world The life of two widely separated times in history the Elizabethan and the present goes on simultaneously, each invisible to the other And only Penelope can pierce the veil, sharing the tumultuous experiences of the Babington family three hundred years ago.
  • Title: A Traveler In Time
  • Author: Alison Uttley Christine Price
  • ISBN: 9780670724741
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Hardcover

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Choko Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
*** 4 ***I love the way this author tells a children's story! It has the feel of a fairy tale, but using time travel as a means to connect a girl living in the 1930's Chelsea, England with the 16th century Tudor period. The book itself was published in 1939 and the author was one of J. R. R. Tolkien's favorites:) And since everyone who loves stories of this sort likes to compare them to Narnia, I would say that C.S. Lewis took some inspiration from Ms. Uttley's, much earlier book:) A group of si [...]
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Manybooks Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
As a young teenager, I both dreamed of and desperately wanted to open a door and be magically transported into the past and thus Allison Uttley's A Traveller in Time (where young Penelope Taberner does precisely that) was right up my proverbial alley so to speak (especially since she is transported into the past of the United Kingdom). However, as Penelope is caught up in the life and times of a rural Tudor manor house and the Babingtons' striving to save Mary Queen of Scots, both her and also t [...]
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Hilary Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
We really loved this book. Penelope goes to live at her Aunt's manor house and farm, and finds herself slipping back in time to visit ancient relatives that are caught up in the Babington plot, seeking to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. This book was slow to get into but we loved it more and more. There are long descriptions which probably lend more to reading to self than reading aloud, but did give a great insight into daily life in Elizabethan times. We fo [...]
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Caren Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Feeling a bit overcome by stress this time of year, I decided I needed to escape into a classic British children's book, books which are not just for children, after all. For the past several days, I would look forward to retreating to bed early, entering the world of Penelope Taberner Cameron. I would have loved this book when I was young, as I have always been fascinated by time travel. As an adult, I loved the story, but also appreciated the rich, evocative language and the dream-like, wistfu [...]
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Pondering Pig Newton Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Is there an American anywhere in this country who lives in the same house where his great-grandmother was born? This story is set in a world so foreign to us it might as well be fantasy, a world where families and the land they live on are deeply bound together -- forever, it would seem. A self-sufficient world where money is nearly irrelevant. Actually, it is the common world as people experienced it before the Industrial Revolution -- when most never travelled farther than a day's walk from ho [...]
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Margaret Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I don't think this is a well-known fantasy novel, but it certainly deserves to be. When Penelope stays with her aunt and uncle at Thackers farm, she slips back in time to the 16th century, when the Babington family lived at Thackers and plotted to help Mary Queen of Scots, imprisoned by Elizabeth I. Uttley evokes both Penelope's life on the farm and her experiences in Tudor England with a sure touch and lovely language, and although A Traveller in Time is quietly written, it's haunting and emoti [...]
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Melissa Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
If you like time travel and English history and wistfulish endings, this is the book for you. I loved it! Yes, it does take a little bit to get into it, but once you're in, you're in! Penelope's longing to help her friends from the past is always unfulfilled, but I kept rooting her on, willing her to try again, hoping maybe someone would hear her. I loved the way "Greensleeves" was wound in and out of the story plot. I admit, after reading this book, I came away with more sympathy for the Babing [...]
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Sarah Sammis Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
You'll probably notice the different spelling. I'm going with the British spelling as A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley is a British novel. As the title implies, the novel is a time travel story but the time travel is a method for uniting the present (1934) with a wonderfully told historical fiction set around the Babington Plot.Penelope Thacker is a bit fey as apparently all the Penelopes in the Thacker family and she begins to experience things from the past but try as she might, she cannot [...]
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Particle_Person Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
This is one of the best books I have ever read. The ending is both wistful and sad and inevitable. Penelope repeatedly slips back in time at her family's ancient country farm, Thackers, to the 1580s and then back to her present, 1906-08. Penelope's ancestors were servants to the Babingtons, who are fundamentally nice people (with a few exceptions). She becomes part of their family, in the 16th century, accepted as a sort of cousin who nobody can quite place and who tends to vanish without notice [...]
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Lidija Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
This isn't a story, it's a gateway into another world.I've read this book so many times and still find it beautiful and utterly believable: you can smell the herbs in the linen chests, hear the singing, feel the breeze on your face. I'm still a bit in love with Francis Babbington, and let me warn you, it's fictional heroes like him that cause little girls to grow into women with unrealistic expectations of men.
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Hannah Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Absolutely enchanting YA novel. I only wish I had read it as a young girl, so that I could have fond memories of it!The black & white illustrations are a bonus :)The house, Thackers, has been added to my "houses as characters" category. Like Mary Stewart's Thornyhold, it forms a strong presence in the story. I would adore living there
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Belinda Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I enjoyed this book because it's well written, describes the beauty of a lost world (pre-Wars, horses, fires to warm rooms) and captures the life and morals of a family. I liked Penelope too, her Aunt and Uncle, and Francis Babington. There's real warmth in the relationships and a nostalgia for the past and the rapidly changing present. I grew almost wistful for the world of Thackers myself, it seemed so ideal.SPOILERBut underneath it all there is the darkness of a cruel history (although inaccu [...]
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Laura Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Big Toe Books from BBC Radio 7. The plot seems to be interestingc/programmes/b00xlw17
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Pam Knox Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Lovely writing. I felt like I was there, both in early 20th century England and In 16th century England. Also fun to look at pictures of the actual house Dethick Manor in Derbyshire, which is now a B&B. I wish I had read this years ago. I don't know how I missed it growing up. Just came across the word Dumbledores "Dumbledores boomed as they struck our dresses" Old English for bumblebees.
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CLM Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
A must read for anyone who loves history and time travel and Mary Queen of Scots!
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Christopher Newton Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
One of the best time travel fantasies ever - beautifully written, soft yet exact, with a feeling for the English countryside that made me think of the young D.H. Lawrence.
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Richard Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Alison Uttley is well known for her children’s stories such as those featuring the Little Grey Rabbit and Sam the Pig. She also wrote books for older readers and one of the finest is the wonderful YA novel, "A Traveller In Time". The book uses the device of “time slip”--which is the fantasy equivalent of the time travel devices used in science-fiction. Time slips involve some transferral of consciousness to a different time period. Some other examples are "Portrait of Jennie" {both the won [...]
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Stephanie Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I learned about this book from an interview with Ian Mortimer, author of "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England," a history book that takes the novel approach of presenting itself as a guide of useful practical information you'll need to fit in in medieval England. I'd never heard of this book before and apparently it only had a limited U.S. release on its publication in 1939. Too bad, because this fits solidly within the Chronicles of Narnia magic-and-boarding-school-England genre and I [...]
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Bex Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I was given this book for Christmas but I'd never heard of it before. It was a nice surprise to find it a really good read.A young girl, Penelope, visits her aunt and uncle's house and finds herself transported to Elizabethan times and embroled in the plot to free Mary Queen of Scots, who is imprisoned in a house nearby. Only in the present is Penelope aware of the tradgedy which lies ahead, drawing closer whenever she travels back in time.As a backdrop to the unfolding drama is the slow country [...]
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Judith Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Am enjoying this - took it to Dublin with me as it's rather lighter than the Ken Follett - lol!Now I've finished it - well worth reading - well written & good plot, despite knowing what's going to happen - a beautiful book
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Melody Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I wish I'd read this when I was 12, it would have been one of my favorite books ever. As it is, I'm glad to have read it at this late date. Sweet little British story of a girl with the second sight, an enchanted house, and the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots.
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Beverley Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I loved this book. Although it is a children's book this adult found it delightful. The time travel, the historic aspect, the love of family are all sweet and gentle and interesting. I highly recommend this 1939 book.
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Bettie☯ Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Read by Imogen Rands.Travelling back and forth so 'buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy night'. An older child/YA tale of the Babington Plot.
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Judy Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
I read this long ago for the adventure, I'm re-reading it for the beauty of the language.
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Shawn Thrasher Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
A haunting, beautiful, compelling time slip novel - nominally written for children, but really, anyone who loves strong, good, well-written literature would enjoy this book, regardless of how old they are. The book is carefully and excellently crafted, containing phrases like this: "I saw the web and woof of time threaded in a pattern, and I moved through the woven stuff with the silent footfall of a ghost" that stick with you after the last page. Uttley's use, and obvious love, of language is a [...]
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Renata Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
The atmosphere of the book is adorable and fascinating. It makes us long for the countryside. But I wish Penelope was more active and not just a passive espectador. The main plot, if we can call it a plot, doesn't really concern or impact her. And since we already know how it ends from the beginning, I was expecting for something to surprise me, and that didn't came. I guess this is a lovely book that only describes bites of a historical event and the life at the countryside. The descriptions, t [...]
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Mairi Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
If I could I would give this book 10 stars! It’s been a long time since I’ve read anything so achingly lovely and perfect. Alison Uttley creates a perfect picture of time-travel. A lovely, lovely novel!
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Chris Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
Alison Uttley is best known for her Little Grey Rabbit books – beginning with The Squirrel, The Hare and The Little Grey Rabbit (1929) – publication of which continued for nearly fifty years, with charming illustrations by Margaret Tempest (latterly Katherine Wigglesworth). They were part of a story-telling tradition that stretched from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit to Jane Pilgrim’s Blackberry Farm series, a tradition featuring anthropomorphic creatures and describing a rural life that [...]
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Phoebe Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
This classic from the 1930s is an interesting mix of ghost story and historical chapter book, set in the bucolic English countryside. Three children are sent to relatives in Derbyshire to recover their health, and the youngest, Penelope, labeled sensitive, feels an immediate and strange connection to the place. She sees people who aren't there, former inhabitants of the farmhouse, whose connection to tragic historical events bring the book into the historical fiction genre. Penelope finds hersel [...]
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Mel Oct 14, 2019 - 06:04 AM
When I was a child the BBC made a tv version of this book. I remember only the opening sequence which had a girl riding on a train and Greensleeves was playing and I remember thinking it was very spooky and interesting. After reading the 40k novels I was in the mood for something written a bit better so decided to read this. This book had a nice balance for a children's book, there were lovely descriptions of houses and everyone was very pleasant and yet it was set against the backdrop that one [...]
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A Traveler In Time By Alison Uttley Christine Price This unusual novel is set in rural Derbyshire in the old manor house, Thackers, where the Babington family and their servant, Cicely Taberner, lived when Elizabeth I was Queen of England The descendants of the Taberners have farmed the land through the centuries, and to the Taberners of the present day comes Penelope, their great niece, a sensitive, imaginative girl, whoThis unusual novel is set in rural Derbyshire in the old manor house, Thackers, where the Babington family and their servant, Cicely Taberner, lived when Elizabeth I was Queen of England The descendants of the Taberners have farmed the land through the centuries, and to the Taberners of the present day comes Penelope, their great niece, a sensitive, imaginative girl, who is aware of other layers of time With her awakened vision she sees people of the past move in their daily tasks among those of the present, and behind the contented life of the household of Cicely and Barnabas Taberner she finds the old tragedy of Anthony Babington and his plot to save Mary, Queen of Scots, being re enacted The farm kitchen where Penelope sits with her great aunt and great uncle is the home of those others who once lived there Their desires and fears, their courage and strength enter the girl s mind their voices float up from the garden and she is caught up into their life Time is annihilated, and she lives in the closing years of the sixteenth century remembering little of her modern life, until she returns from her traveling in time bearing the anxieties and dreams of the other world The life of two widely separated times in history the Elizabethan and the present goes on simultaneously, each invisible to the other And only Penelope can pierce the veil, sharing the tumultuous experiences of the Babington family three hundred years ago.

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