Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley...as long as it's not the kiss of life.
But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different ears - including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then...SMARTIES PRIZE, SILVER MEDAL WINNERSHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD
Yes! I KNOW it's a children's book - but I have read everything else that he has written! I still enjoy the fun and daftness of his writing, I am also impressed that he always manages to have Good winning over Bad, and his characters are interesting and delightful! I love this man's writing. I always go back to his books if I have had a couple of bad choices and have been disappointed in books - he restores my spirits!
I was very impressed by Richard Mitchley - it's the first time I have heard him and I liked him a lot.
I will never look at old women with perambulators the same way again! What if!
I love Terry Pratchett and my son loves Jonny, Its great at Bedtime, i can save my voice.