Praise for Julius and the Watchmaker:
Good, lively fun.--Kirkus Reviews
Alternate worlds, time travel, mechanical horror, the demi monde of Victorian England and evil trickery all come together to make this novel a compelling read. . . . Hehir's first novel will be a winner for those who love good fantasy. --Reading Time
A thoroughly absorbing read for 12-year-olds, who can engage as much or as little as they like with the historical detail and lessons in time, while getting swept along in the adventures and fates of Julius, our likeable hero, and his slowly evolving band of friends.--The Big Issue
It's 1838 and London is gripped by orchid fever. When Charles Darwin's diary turns up at Higgins's bookshop, it's closely followed by two ex-bodysnatchers. And a fellow so menacing that he seems to make the room cold when he enters. Why do they want the diary so badly? Could it have something to do with the painting of an orchid it contains?
Before he knows it Julius is spinning through time and parallel realms in a race to rid London of the soulcatcher and a future too horrible to imagine.
Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His debut novel was Julius and the Watchmaker. Hehir is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Author: Tim Hehir
Publisher: Text Publishing Company
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 0.90d
Age Range: 11-14
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2016
About the Author
Tim Hehir is an author of short stories and plays. His 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. His previous novel, Julius and the Watchmaker was published in 2014. Hehir is based in Melbourne.