Magical and original.’-The characters are splendidly drawn. A remarkable debut which features a brilliant and surprising ending.’ Irish Examiner.-Rich with historical detail, evocative-classic in tone and original in vision.
The Irish Times
A thrilling time-slip story set in 1864 and 1928, the plot driven by the great Thames flood of 1928. In 1864 lives Needle who earns a precarious living by schmocking —digging in the Thames mud banks for buried titbits of treasure. When he touches a new found object, Needle gets a physical sense of its age and importance: if it is cold it is from the past, and if warm then it is from the future. Each piece speaks to Needle and tells its own intriguing story.