"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

Cormac McCarthy

Last updated 19 March 2020  © Julia Edwards

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The Scar Gatherer is a series of seven time-travel adventures for 8 to 12 year olds, spanning seven periods in British history, from Roman times up to the Second World War. Click on each book to find out more.

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scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards
scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards
scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards
scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards
scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards
scar gatherer series time travel children adventure fiction history ring ruins shimmer glass slaves isabella demon embers falconer's quarry saving unicorn's horn leopard golden cage Julia Edwards

In the first book, Joe slips unexpectedly back into Roman times. How will he survive in a world so far removed from his own?

While visiting York, Joe finds himself suddenly in the Viking age. Will he find Lucy here, or will he have to manage alone?

Joe thought he knew what Tudor England might be like. But he soon discovers that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

The Great Fire of London is coming. But Joe discovers an even greater threat to England. Is there anything he can do to stop it?

Life in Georgian England seems civilized. But Joe soon finds the civility is only skin deep. Can he save the slaves from a terrible fate?

Victorian England is not like Joe expected. But photography has arrived: will it prove that Joe has actually been in the past?

Bombs are raining down on Liverpool. Will an air raid put an end to Joe's time travelling? Worse, will the lethal force of the Luftwaffe be the end of Lucy herself?

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​​Postage costs for mainland UK (Royal Mail 1st class):

£1.99 for one book

£3.99 for up to three

£5.99 for between four and seven books

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