Ned Henry is exhausted and overworked, suffering severe time-lag. In order to escape a very demanding Lady Schrappnel and the assignment that has her running roughshod over all the historians, he is sent back to the Victorian era for two weeks rest. He just has to fix one teeny tiny incongruity first.
This is the second book in the Oxford Time Travel series, but it served as my introduction. I was a bit confused at the start, but was able to catch-up fairly quickly. This was a good thing because it allowed to really enjoy this novel, which is a cross between a satire of Victorian society and science fiction. I enjoyed the characters tremendously and while there were few laugh out loud moments, I found the entire novel to be quite humorous. I will definitely be going back and reading the first book and looking for others in the series.