I read a book around 1998-2000, which was about a group of (U.K./English?) scientists who had created a time machine.

One of them, a female, travelled back in time and arrives in the time of the Vikings.

She falls in love with Per, who I think was the Viking king or perhaps the prince.

I can't remember the name of the author or the book, and I'd love to find out if anyone knows/remembers this book!


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This is almost certainly The Sterkarm Handshake by Susan Price.

The time machine is a tunnel which allows the scientists and other from the twenty first century to travel back and mingle with the lawless Scottish clans of the Northern marches.

The protagonist is a scientist called Andrea Mitchell and she becomes romantically involved with a Sterkarm named Per.

  • Thank you very much for your help! This is the book, I really appreciate it :)
    – Mim
    Nov 15, 2013 at 12:20

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