Ian Mortimer


Forthcoming Books
These books have been commissioned.

The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain
If you find yourself in Britain in the years 1660-1700 - the age of Charles II, Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and the Glorious Revolution - where will you stay? What will you eat? What laws will you need to obey? What diseases will kill you? Scheduled for publication in the UK by The Bodley Head for 6 April 2017. In the USA it will be published by Pegasus.

The Outcasts of Time
This is my fourth novel but the first to be published as by 'Ian Mortimer'; the previous three, The Clarenceux Trilogy, were published under my middle names, James Forrester. This is a very different story. It is about two characters who are travelling back to their hometown on Dartmoor in 1348 when the plague strikes. Inadvertantly infected, they try to sell their souls to the Devil but the voice that they hear tells them they have only six days left to live. It gives them the choice: they can either go home now or live each one of their final days ninety-nine years apart. They choose the latter option - and retun to live one day in 1447, 1546, 1645, 1744, 1843 and 1942. It is scheduled for publication in the UK on 18 May 2017 by Simon & Schuster.

The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain
The fourth Time Traveller's Guide, for visitors to Great Britain in the years 1788-1830. Under contract. Scheduled for delivery to the UK publishers, The Bodley Head, early in 2018 for publication in the autumn of that year.

Warrior of the Roses
The life of Richard Plantagenet (1411-1460), duke of York, father of Edward IV and Richard III. This book has been under contract with The Bodley Head for some while now but has had to be delayed because of more pressing projects. It will appear one day, I promise.