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All Clear

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 Oxford Time Travel*
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A Series by Connie Willis

1) Fire Watch
2) Doomsday Book
3) To Say Nothing of the Dog
4) Blackout
5) All Clear

 All Clear
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All Clear   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series set in the Oxford Time Travel world by Connie Willis and takes place during World War two in Great Britain.

1) Blackout
2) All Clear
Copyright © 2010 by Connie Willis
To all the ambulance drivers, firewatchers, air-raid wardens, nurses, canteen workers, airplane spotters, rescue workere, mathematicians, vicars, vergers, shopgirls, chorus girls, librarians, debutantes, spinsters, fishermen, retired sailors, servants, evacuees, Shakespearean actors, and mystery novelists who won the war.
By noon Michael and Merope still hadn't returned from Stepney, and Polly was beginning to get really worried.
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"Behold, I stand at the door and knock," she said, and the drop opened.
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Added: 04-Apr-2019
Last Updated: 21-May-2022

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 19-Oct-2010
Audible Studios
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
19-Oct-2010
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$39.99
Length:
23 hrs 21 min (656 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   16 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
Internal ID:
1735
Publisher:
ISBN:
1-441-87575-1
ISBN-13:
978-1-441-87575-4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Katherine Kellgren  - Narration
Connie Willis  - Narration
From audilble.com

In Blackout, award-winning author Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060, the setting for several of her most celebrated works, and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler's bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

Now the situation has grown even more dire. Small discrepancies in the historical record seem to indicate that one or all of them have somehow affected the past, changing the outcome of the war. The belief that the past can be observed but never altered has always been a core belief of time-travel theory, but suddenly it seems that the theory is horribly, tragically wrong.

Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the historians' supervisor, Mr. Dunworthy, and 17-year-old Colin Templer, who nurses a powerful crush on Polly, are engaged in a frantic and seemingly impossible struggle of their own - to find three missing needles in the haystack of history.

Told with compassion, humor, and an artistry both uplifting and devastating, All Clear is more than just the triumphant culmination of the adventure that began with Blackout. It's Connie Willis' most humane, heartfelt novel yet - a clear-eyed celebration of faith, love, and the quiet, ordinary acts of heroism and sacrifice too often overlooked by history.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an introduction written and read by author Connie Willis.
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BONUS AUDIO: Includes an introduction written and read by author Connie Willis.
©2010 Connie Willis ℗2010 Audible, Inc.

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Author(s)

Connie Willis  
Birth: 31 Dec 1945 Denver, Colorado, USA
Notes:
From "About the Author" in Uncharted Territory:

Connie Willis has won major awards for her novels and short stories. Her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book.  Her other works include Doomsday Book, Lincoln's Dreams, Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, Uncharted Territory, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, and Passage.  Ms. Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado, with her family.

Awards

2011Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaNebula Award - Best Novel Winner
2011World Science Fiction SocietyHugo Award - Best Novel Winner
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