I have searched google in so many ways without being able to identify this children's book.
All I remember was that I read it in the US in the late 70's or 80's, there were 2-3 siblings, 1 girl and 2 boys, I think they were in England at some manor or mansion. The story was set in modern times (20th century) and there was a time travel element involving meeting Michael Faraday or someone related to him. One of the kids (the youngest?) somehow slips into a coma or dream where he sees himself arguing for why he should be sent back to life. Any ideas?