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Visitants from the past: The Ministry of Time, by Kaliane Bradley, reviewed

An experimental project transports people across centuries. Lieutenant Graham Gore, an Arctic explorer whisked from the 1840s to present-day London, is not overly impressed

1 June 2024

9:00 AM

1 June 2024

9:00 AM

The Ministry of Time Kaliane Bradley

Sceptre, pp.368, 16.99

If you could resuscitate a hunk from history, who would you choose? The secretive Whitehall ministry in Kaliane Bradley’s striking debut is working on time travel, facilitating the removal of various Brits from their own era to (roughly) ours. The candidates were all due to die anyway, so the risk of altering history is minimal.

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