Time Travel in Aix en Provence

Congratulations to one of our reader – Gillian – who just published a children’s book. And what is more it is set in lovely Aix en Provence. Here’s what she has to say:

It’s a time-travel book set in Aix-en-Provence in…well, it starts in 1902 but our hero gets a bit lost, as you do, and finds himself in all sorts of odd places.

It’s not a ‘deep’ book – more of an Enid-Blyton-meets-Doctor-Who adventure, aimed at children going on holiday to Aix-en-Provence with their parents, so they’ll have something fun and informative to read. A sort of travel guide in disguise, if you like. Children will have fun searching for all the places mentioned in the book (I managed to get all the main monuments in!)

Here’s the blurb I wrote for the back cover:

Sometimes, twelve year-old Charlie Travers wishes he’d never been born a Time traveller. He never goes anywhere exciting, his mum makes him eat horrible food she brings back from the Middle Ages – and he’s still rubbish at history.

Then Charlie receives a mysterious plea for help from the past and when his parents take him back to Aix-en-Provence in 1902, he’s rather hoping he’ll find out who sent it. He has no idea he is about to embark on a breath-taking journey through Time, where kidnappers, dinosaurs and a stolen painting will be the least of his worries…

It’s available on Amazon UK and Amazon.com…here are the links:



I used to live in Aix (I lived there for 15 years!) and my three girls were born there. I dearly wish I could live there again – I live in Grenoble now…but the mountains still freak me out a little!

Thank you…

Gill Baconnier