At a glance:
- Author: William Mayne
- First Published: 1971
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Fantasy—time travel
- Time of Work: The present and the early medieval period
- Setting: A coastal town in northern England
- Genres: Long fiction, Science fiction, Fantasy, Novel
- Subjects: Parents and children, Twentieth century, England or English people, Time travel, Fathers, Disabilities or physically challenged persons, Boys, Middle Ages, Dragons
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Donald Jacksons father is severely disabled but still partially mobile. He is in constant pain, however, which often makes him irascible and uncommunicative. Donald feels increasingly alienated from him, despite the mediation of his mother, who teaches at the local high school that Donald attends. The only adult Donald feels he can talk to is the Reverend Braxham, the local vicar. At home, Donald is made to feel guilty for jobs not done, lack of sympathy, or lack of faith; his parents are staunch Methodists.
Donald finds himself being taken back in time to a...
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