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The Queen at War

An ordinary girl - an extraordinary adventure in time In twenty-first century New York, peculiar things are happening to Katie. Strange figures are appearing to her: first, a girl with long red hair, then a pale man in a black silk top hat. And then Katie receives a mysterious note, which sends her hurtling back through time! In nineteenth-century London, Queen Victoria is on the throne and England is on the brink of war with Russia. Behind the scenes, a greater battle is about to be fought - one that could decide the fate of the whole world. Everyone is looking to Katie to save the day. But for a traveller in time, Katie's is fast running out...
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The extraordinary time-travelling adventures of Katie Berger-Jones-Berg continue. An historical trilogy for 9-12 year-old readers.

About the Author

K. A. S. Quinn was born and raised in California and studied History and English at Vassar College. For ten years she was the publisher of the Spectator. She has written for The Times, Telegraph, Independent and Wall Street Journal, as well as appearing on Any Questions, A Good Read, Famous Lives and Broadcasting House for the BBC. She lives in London and has two small boys. She still reads children's books in bed, after lights out, with a torch.


A magical, time-travel adventure in the mould of E Nesbit. * The Times * Exasperated by life at home and school, Katie discovers the solace of reading and writing her diary while hiding under her bed... and wakes up in Buckingham Palace in 1851. Humorous, historical, time-travelling adventure. * Guardian * Completely gripping, this rollercoaster time travel adventure takes Katie, a contemporary New York teenager, back right into the heart of Queen Victoria's reign. Landing unexpectedly in the Buckingham Palace bedroom of Alice, Queen Victoria's younger daughter, Katie is swiftly caught up in a terrifying world of dishonest courtiers plotting unspeakable acts with the help of powerful helpers with extra powers. The details of the life of the Victorian Royals are brilliantly evoked while the adventure spearheaded by three exuberant children rattles along at a cracking pace. * * One of the best books I have ever read. * Sophie O'Loughlin, 10 years old, Mslexia *

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