'Hurry! whispered the house, and the grandfather clock at the heart of it beat an anxious tick . . . Tom opened the door wide and let in the moonlight . . . He was staring at what he saw outside. They had said, "Really, there's nothing to see." Nothing?'
When the clock strikes midnight Tom can see his aunt's house as it was 50 years ago and is no longer alone.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal.