The Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester
Here are the time travel diaries of the humorous and sometimes romantic adventures of James Urquhart, and Elizabeth Bicester.
There are two things you need to know about James Urquhart, science lecturer living in the 21st century and Elizabeth Bicester, Victorian Cambridge graduate.
- They both keep diaries
- due to a quirk in space-time, they met each other at a cricket match at Hamgreen in 1873.
Surprisingly, James, who is just your average confused modern guy, finds Elizabeth is no Victorian prude, who wins him at every turn and returns his quickfire wit with equal gusto.
It therefore takes a while and some considerable discussion regarding each other’s customs and manners before they realise, they are from different times. And only a little longer to fall in love.
Thus, they’d rather be at home snuggled up reading a book or watching telly.
Unfortunately, due to their inquisitive nature about saving the world from being taken over by social media, they find themselves buffeted about in time and alternative universes.
This is not easy. because trying to make sure you have the right clothes for the period is really important and don’t mention horse riding to James or why Elizabeth can drive a Martian space ship better than he can.
Then H G Wells keeps appearing to give them advice they didn’t know they needed. And as for the Martians, who can see the future; who knows what their plan is?
Luckily a Professor Rolleston found the diaries clasped together in the attic of Elizabeth’s home at Hamgreen.
After much work, when he wasn’t hunting fairies, Rolleston managed to make some sense of them and compiled the diaries in the form of narration so that James and Elizabeth could tell their own story.
You can read more about the stories and how they were written at Bruce Macfarlane’s blog ‘The Time Travel Diaries’.
The First Book of the Time Travel Diaries of James Urquhart and Elizabeth Bicester.
The Second Book: You can never have enough candles when you’re chasing faries.
The Third Book: In Elizabeth’s house you never know what Time it is. So make sure you are wearing the right clothes when you pay a visit.
Mr Tesla has fractured Time and dumped everyone in an alternative world. The trouble was, only a few people noticed the difference.
If you are taking your Victorian wife to a car wash for the first time, it’s a good idea to explain beforehand that the long blue furry cloths banging on the windows are not aliens trying to abduct her.
Short Stories from the Time Travel Diaries
A proposed radio script of the first meeting of James Urquhart, 21st century science lecturer, and his Victorian Cambridge graduate companion Elizabeth Bicester