Carousel by Chris Turnbull
Jonathan was supposed to be getting married today, but instead he is in Paris; and what’s worse he is now over 120 years in the past.
Transported back by an old amusement carousel, Jonathan finds his life turned upside down as he finds himself stuck in 1889.
Desperate to return home, he goes in search of the carousel. Although his wish to return is high, he soon learns that his reasons to stay could be just as compelling.
After being jilted at the altar by his wife to be, Jonathan finds himself far from his Jersey home, in 1880’s Paris. Although desperate to find his way back home, he starts to build a life for himself in Paris. When the opportunity to return to his own time finally appears, he’s in two minds whether or not to go.
A sweet and charming story. The likeable characters, and the attention to detail, made Carousel an absolute pleasure to read.
Chris was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in England.
The eldest of two sons Chris originally wanted to become a dog groomer and trained in this field before working on a farm in the grooming room as well as helping with the dog hydrotherapy.
After a few years, Chris moved on and found a job at Bradford University working with PhD students in the Biology labs. Chris enjoyed nearly 7 years here before moving over to York University to take on a similar, be it more senior role.
Chris now lives on the outskirts of York with his partner and their Jack Russell terrier.
Chris has always been a keen reader and writer, he loves the feeling of being drawn into a good book and the escapism into another world after a long day at work.
In 2013, after finishing his first full story Chris decided that he wanted to get it professionally edited in the hope to print it out for himself. After very little persuasion Chris finally released time travel story The Vintage Coat on Amazon and had a successful book launch in Leeds.
With the publishing bug now set, Chris is enjoying writing more than ever and has plenty of projects up his sleeve.