A Traveller in Time

This reprint of a 1939 novel for teens by Allison Uttley restores to readers one of the best timeslip fantasies ever written.  An account of nine-year-old Penelope's interaction with ancient England under Mary Queen of Scots, this book evokes the joy of magical transport to a vanished era. And it's a wonderful family summer read aloud.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.