The Time Mosaic

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Contemporary,Across Centuries

Susan Durst

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A captivating historical novel and family saga spanning four centuries, a dramatic tale of back-breaking labour and raw ambition, oppression and revolt as generations of Robertsons struggle to survive through civil war and religious persecution to the grinding poverty of the Tyneside pit village.


Family,Historical Fiction

Short Summary

A chance meeting in Newcastle between TV celebrity Nick Robertson and amateur genealogist Jenny Armstrong is the starting point for a roller-coaster journey through time in search of Nick's Northumbrian roots and a fascinating glimpse into the real lives of Nick's ancestors.


Mainly the colliery villages of Tyneside and rural Northumberland

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rags to Riches,Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Nick Robertson

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Heartthrob,Educated,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Jenny Armstrong

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex,Educated,Insecure,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Sarcastic

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About The Author

Susan Durst grew up in a Tyneside colliery village before leaving Newcastle to take a degree in French at Reading University. She subsequently settled in Paris, where she held various senior management positions in the international travel and tourism sectors. Married with two sons, Susan and her French husband currently live in the Dordogne area of south-western France.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Year Published: 2019 (2018 in self-published version)

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