The Time Travel Handbook (Hardback)

From the Eruption of Vesuvius to the Woodstock Festival

James Wyllie, Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt

An entertaining and informative travel 'guidebook' to some of the most important events in world history

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.

Publication date: 29/10/2015

£12.99

ISBN: 9781781254042

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

The Time Travel Handbook (Ebook)

From the Eruption of Vesuvius to the Woodstock Festival

James Wyllie, Johnny Acton, David Goldblatt

An entertaining and informative travel 'guidebook' to some of the most important events in world history

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.

Publication date: 29/10/2015

£9.99

ISBN: 9781782831327

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B00YATK4Y4

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: History & Classics

Reviews for The Time Travel Handbook

'Witty, irreverent and brilliantly researched.'

Giles Milton 

'Incredibly well-researched ... a fun and informative read'

 Press Association

James Wyllie

James Wyllie

James Wyllie is an author, award-winning screenwriter and broadcaster. He is author of Goering and Goering: Hitler's Henchman and His Anti-Nazi Brother and The Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War. He has worked on numerous films for the BBC, Film4 and Talkback among others, and has written for a number of TV drama series, including The Bill, The Tribe, and Atlantis High.

Johnny Acton

Johnny Acton

Johnny 'Lord' Acton is a writer who specialises in digging up obscure nuggets of information and making complex subjects accessible. He has written books on everything from food (Preserved with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) to the history of balloons (The Man who touched the Sky).

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt is the author of two books on football. He teaches sociology of sport at Bristol University and broadcasts regularly on the politics of sport for BBC Radio.