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Julius and the Watchmaker

Juvenile & Young Adult


by
Tim Hehir

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 371 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

A lost diary. A spinning pocketwatch. A gentleman wielding a deadly walking cane. And a boy who’s about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

When Julius Higgins isn’t running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies he’s working in his grandfather’s bookshop in Ironmonger Lane.

Until Jack Springheel, a mysterious clock collector, turns up looking for the fabled diary of John Harrison, the greatest watchmaker of all time.

Before he knows it, Julius becomes a thief and a runaway and makes a deal with Springheel that he will live to regret. And all before he finds out that Harrison’s diary is really an instruction manual for making a time machine.

Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His short story ‘God Bless Us One and All’ was published by Structo magazine (UK) and his play Pride and Prejudice in 10 Minutes Flat has been performed in various countries and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hehir is based in Melbourne. Julius and the Watchmaker is his first novel.

textpublishing.com.au

‘An exciting romp through Time, full of wonderful characters and sinister possibilities.’ Lian Tanner author of The Museum Thieves

‘The clever explanation of time travel with its endless possibilities offers a wildly unpredictable ride and, presumably, more adventures are afoot.’ Sun Herald

‘The ideas here are complex and fascinating: time-slips and imagination can create other potential worlds and there are rare timepieces that produce a vortex between them. The alternate parallels into which Julius is hurled are rich and scary and strange. Some readers will relish the historical depth, while others will just gulp down the plot, but either way it’s a compelling read. I can’t wait to hand-sell this to young readers…’ readings.com.au

A lost diary. A spinning pocketwatch. A gentleman wielding a deadly walking cane. And a boy who’s about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

When Julius Higgins isn’t running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies he’s working in his grandfather’s bookshop in Ironmonger Lane.

Until Jack Springheel, a mysterious clock collector, turns up looking for the fabled diary of John Harrison, the greatest watchmaker of all time.

Before he knows it, Julius becomes… (more)

A lost diary. A spinning pocketwatch. A gentleman wielding a deadly walking cane. And a boy who’s about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

When Julius Higgins isn’t running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies he’s working in his grandfather’s bookshop in Ironmonger Lane.

Until Jack Springheel, a mysterious clock collector, turns up looking for the fabled diary of John Harrison, the greatest watchmaker of all time.

Before he knows it, Julius becomes a thief and a runaway and makes a deal with Springheel that he will live to regret. And all before he finds out that Harrison’s diary is really an instruction manual for making a time machine.

Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His short story ‘God Bless Us One and All’ was published by Structo magazine (UK) and his play Pride and Prejudice in 10 Minutes Flat has been performed in various countries and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hehir is based in Melbourne. Julius and the Watchmaker is his first novel.

textpublishing.com.au

‘An exciting romp through Time, full of wonderful characters and sinister possibilities.’ Lian Tanner author of The Museum Thieves

‘The clever explanation of time travel with its endless possibilities offers a wildly unpredictable ride and, presumably, more adventures are afoot.’ Sun Herald

‘The ideas here are complex and fascinating: time-slips and imagination can create other potential worlds and there are rare timepieces that produce a vortex between them. The alternate parallels into which Julius is hurled are rich and scary and strange. Some readers will relish the historical depth, while others will just gulp down the plot, but either way it’s a compelling read. I can’t wait to hand-sell this to young readers…’ readings.com.au

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