Author(s): Tim Hehir
Julius Higgins runs errands delivering books to customers of his grandfather's bookshop-when he's not running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies. Then a mysterious clock collector turns up looking for the diary of watchmaker John Harrison. Before he knows what he's doing Julius has tricked his grandfather, run away from home and done a deal with the strange man Springheel. And that's all before he finds out that the watchmaker's diary is really an instruction manual for making a time-travel device. Now that Springheel has his hands on it, catastrophe almost certainly awaits. Julius and the Watchmaker is a fabulous time-travel adventure set in Victorian London-mostly-with an array of colourful Dickensian characters, gyrofliers, carts of offal, sharp-toothed creatures called Grackacks, and the most intricate and entrancing explanation of time and all its possible and probable futures. This debut novel is the work of a brilliant imagination, a classic in the making.
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'An exciting romp through Time, full of wonderful characters and sinister possibilities.' Lian Tanner author of The Museum Thieves
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.