I’m looking for the name of a children’s book that would have been written before the 1970’s, 50’s or 60’s or possibly even earlier.

It’s about a child and a single parent who move into an old Victorian house and the child discovers a rift in time and goes back in time to discover another child with a single parent, a widower. The two children introduce the parents to each other, and the parents fall in love and they all stay in the past together. May or may not have a grandfather clock involved.

I thought it was called “A Stitch in Time” but can’t find a book with that plot. Does anyone know? It was my mother’s favorite book as a child, she did a school project on it in the 1960’s, but she could never find it again.

  • You say "Victorian house". Does that mean the story was set in the UK? If so, was it by a British author? Was it an illustrated book, or text only? Any detail wuld help.
    – Moriarty
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 4:03
  • A Stitch in time but so far out of timeline and plot.
    – Jontia
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 6:17
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    @Moriarty In the USA houses built 1837-1901 are also considered Victorian. Commented Sep 8, 2023 at 5:22


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