‘Winston Peabody was downcast. Nothing had changed. He had made a trip to the future to see if there had been any adjustments to recorded history concerning the fate of the imperial family or, even more importantly, the fate of the Fabergé eggs. There weren’t...’
In the sequel to Time for Tanechka, the incomparable Winston Peabody, part-time cat burglar and jewel thief, part-time Dean of a very famous college in Lancashire, is obsessed with the whereabouts of the beautiful Tatiana Nicolaevna and the fabulous Romanov jewels. Winston has been assigned by the Masters Club the seemingly impossible task of finding and rescuing the mysterious Parchment of Life, a religious relic so important that whoever possesses it would have complete control over the whole of humanity. There are two magical egg timers that are capable of transporting their handlers through time. After using one of the egg timers, Winston and his accomplice Charles Henry Smith, are unwittingly forced to experience many unpleasant and even nightmarish situations in order to fulfil Peabody’s own dark desires and those of the enigmatic Masters Club.
Meanwhile, Tatiana and her friend Arty possess the other timer and are back in 2014. But before they have time to collect their thoughts their egg timer mysteriously transports them to another time. A price has to be paid for disturbing the equilibrium of time, but who will get there first? Winston Peabody or Tatiana and Arty?