'Good, lively fun.' Kirkus
"A thoroughly absorbing read for 12-year-olds." Big Issue
A rollicking time-travel adventure set in Victorian London.
Debut author Tim Hehir is a master storyteller, bringing together an unforgettable cast of characters, intricate plots, and a spectacular exploration of time.
When Julius Higgins isn't running from Crimper McCready and his gang of bullies, he's working in his grandfather's bookshop. Until Jack Springheel, a mysterious clock collector, turns up looking for the fabled diary of John Harrison. Before he knows it, Julius becomes a thief and a runaway and makes a deal with Springheel that he will live to regret.