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The Outcasts of Time
The Outcasts of Time | Ian Mortimer
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December 1348. With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries - living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them still further. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, progress, enlightenment and war. But their time is running out - can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up?
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Andrew65
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Much better reading week last week!

Week 14/52 2019- #BookStats
4 Books Finished, 2103 Pages Read

Books Read 64/200
Pages Read 28,566 / 85000
#Chunksters 7/25 (2 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 28/100 (1 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 19/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 7/25 (1 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 1/15 (0 this week)

Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 26 (2 this week)

MrBook Wow!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 You‘re an inspiration! 9mo
Andrew65 @MrBook Thanks 😊Coming from @MrBook (who I consider an inspiration) that means a lot. 🙌👏 What can I say, I love to read and devote a lot of time to it. I must be addicted! Feel unbalanced in weeks I don‘t read enough (like the week before). 9mo
blithebuoyant I will never be this organized in my entire life... 😂 9mo
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Andrew65 @blithebuoyant I need to keep organised to keep me focused on what I need to do! 🙄 9mo
blithebuoyant @Andrew65 The closest I get to organized is sorting my yarn by color! 😂 9mo
Andrew65 @blithebuoyant Now that is being very organised. 😂 9mo
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Andrew65
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A nice map in this book. 😊 #MapsOfLitsy

Debdeb I read that book over Christmas, really enjoyed their perspective of the time periods they jump to! 9mo
Andrew65 @Debdeb Very interesting perspectives of the different time periods. How depressing that of the six time frames he arrived in only once was there not a war going on. 9mo
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Andrew65
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Started listening to the Outcasts of Time on my commute today. Starts off in 1348 England at the height of the Black Death and about to do. tour of English history going forward from this point in time. Quite a unique plot line.

EadieB @andrew65 Sounds like a very interesting book! 9mo
Tove_Reads Let me know if it‘s good! 9mo
Birdsong28 Have you read any of his Non-fiction works? I love the Time Travellers guides 😁📚📖 9mo
Andrew65 @Birdsong28 No but I have been wanting to for a while. Will accelerate the Time Traveller Guides up my list. 👍 9mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @EadieB Will let you know what I think. 9mo
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ReadingRuby
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Mehso-so

This had the potential to be a really good and exciting story but it just fell a bit flat. As John moved through the time periods it began to feel more and more like a series of history lessons about the state of society, technology and culture in each age rather than an actual story. Just as things began to happen in one era you would move into the next and have to start all over again

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Birdsong28
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Ms_T This sounds fascinating! You‘re such a bad influence 😘 #Purchased 2y
charl08 Great read. 2y
Birdsong28 @ms_t 😂😂😂 😘 I can't not tag you l. It's been on my Amazon wish list for ages as I've been waiting for the paperback so I am so glad it's on today. 📚📖 2y
Ms_T @Birdsong28 Its great when that happens 😊 2y
Birdsong28 @charl08 Not read any of his fiction works but love his non-fiction works. I have been after this for awhile. 📚📖 2y
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VanessaCW
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4*
An interesting look at how the world changes or doesn't change through the medium of time travel. An enjoyable and thought provoking story. Some things definitely do not change.

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kd_lawson
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Home is not a place but a time...

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tonyahoswalt
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Mehso-so

This was a decent book, but not really for me. Two brothers just infected with the plague in 1348 get the chance to live out their last six days each 99 years further into the future, all while seeking redemption. They do explore a little, and learn a bit about each new era they are in, but I wanted more out of that aspect of the book and less of the redemption story.

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tonyahoswalt
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It's Women's History Month and I'm reading historical fiction. Just read this and had to stop and share.

"'Lord, have mercy on us!' exclaims Williams. 'Why do women want to read? Words are no good to them. They cannot understand the meaning of things.'

'They learn to read so they can understand,' I reply, 'just as you taught yourself -- so you could keep tallies and accounts. But imagine how the world would be different if women could read.'"

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tonyahoswalt
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This one was on hold for a coworker in January, and I took a look at it. Sounded really interesting to me. Historical fiction with time travel? Sign me up! #timetravel

(As you can see I'm surrounded by 4 of my reading buddies! #catsoflitsy )

readherwriteher I must read this. It sounds like a perfect March read. 😊 2y
tonyahoswalt @readherwriteher I'm only around twenty pages in, but I'm having a hard time getting into it. Maybe it was because I don't feel well. Going to give it another try later. 2y
readherwriteher @tonyahoswalt I‘ll see if my library has it. That way I can peruse a chapter and see if it captures my attention. 2y
TricksyTails 😻♥️ 2y
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Margriet
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Bailedbailed

I had really high hopes, since the premise sounds interesting: skipping 99 years everyday when the characters wake up. But I bailed half way through. This book could have been so much more!

#24in48

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Balibee146
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Sounds promising......

MeganAnn This sounds fascinating! Look forward to seeing your review when you finish. 2y
TrishB Interesting 👍🏻 2y
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Litsi
The Outcasts of Time | Ian Mortimer

This sounds fascinating.