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By Diana Wynne Jones

London, 1939. Vivian Smith thinks she is being evacuated to the nation-state, as a result of warfare. yet she is being abducted - out of her personal time. Her kidnappers are Jonathan and Sam, boys her personal age, from a spot known as Time urban, designed particularly to supervise heritage. yet now heritage goes serious, and Jonathan and Sam are confident that point City's forthcoming doom can in basic terms be avoided through a twentieth-century lady named Vivian Smith. Too undesirable they've got the inaccurate lady. . . .

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