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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon: 05/23/17
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce is the forth book in the revamped series. The Tootings are stuck in 1966. At first they think this is a great thing: The Beatles, England winning the World Cup, a much younger Queen Elizabeth. But then things go horribly, horribly wrong.
England loses the world cup and the clock tower containing Big Ben (recently named the Queen Elizabeth tower) has blasted off. Things get even weirder as the Tootings meet Chitty's 1960's family and other landmarks go missing.
There is a lot of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff in this book. This book could easily be retitled The Two Chittys a la the numerous multiple Doctor episodes of Doctor Who. Just as the Doctor seems to know British royalty, so does Chitty. The young Queen Elizabeth makes an appearance.
It takes a while for everything to gel. The set up is a bit convoluted. The ending though more than makes up for the initial hiccups. Given how well all the threads are sewn up, I suspect this is the conclusion to the series. Were there ever a new adventure, I would read it.