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The Custodians and Other Stories

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The Custodians and Other Stories

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Author: Richard Cowper
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, 1978
Gollancz, 1976
Series: White Bird of Kinship

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Piper at the Gates of Dawn begins the White Bird of Kinship series. The other stories are unrelated.

The Hertford Manuscript is a sequel to The Time Machine by HG Wells.

The Custodians tells of a visitor to a French monastery, and of one specially built tiny room which is constructed precisely on the intersection of mysterious force fields, so that anyone who enters is able to foresee the future. Paradise Beach is the story of a wall-screen whose image of the sea attunes itself to the individual perceptions of the onlooker. Piper at the Gates of Dawn is set towards the end of the next millennium when the stories about the coming of the mysterious white bird of kinship become associated with the travels of an old story-teller and his young nephew, whose pipe seems to have a magical quality. Finally, The Hertford Manuscript tells of the remarkable discovery of a seventeenth-century book with some pages purporting to be the journals of a nineteenth-century time traveller.


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