Tales of time travel must surely have begun with the classic The Time Machine penned by H.G. Wells and published in 1895. I read this book when at school but the story remained imprinted on my mind and became the inspiration for my Charlie Green stories. As a child – like many others before and since – I often daydreamed about being magically transported to another time and place – just as Charlie does in his aeroplane! However, H. G. Wells voyaged into the future with his time traveler, whereas Charlie always tries to solve a problem in history.