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A young adult time travel adventure,
set in Ireland and on the high seas

Jik (Jacob, 13) and Nora Lavery (12), live in Dublin, in Ireland. Their mother, Molly, died two years ago and since then their father, Colm, has been drinking more and more. Nora visits their local church, which contains a statue of an old sailor, and prays for change.

Worried about him, she wonders if it might raise her dad’s self esteem to find some proof about his ancestor, Peter Lavery – credited by family tradition with the invention of radar, long before its modern day discovery. She and Jik try to get Colm to stay home by getting him to tell them stories of their family history.

But as they watch the summer slip away, with no sign of Colm taking them out in their boat, Lady Molly, Jik is determined to go down to the marina. Nora promises to go with him, and that is where the adventure begins.

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Read Prologue of this new novel:


Prologue

The boat deck creaked precariously under their feet.

There was a loud, ominous crackling from the sails.

Nora looked round her. Was she imagining it, or had everything suddenly grown darker?

A whirl of angry clouds scudded across the sky, and a fierce cold wind pulled her long, black hair loose from its clasp and whipped it about her face. Nora put her hands up to push the hair out of her eyes.

‘Jik!’ she yelled.

‘Wow!’ said Jik.

Nora knew he had shouted, but she could hardly hear him. His voice was faint against the creaking of the ropes and the flapping of the sails as the mast swayed in the sudden gale.

She felt herself staggering as the Lady Molly began bucketing about in the wild lashing of the waves.

Seizing the grab rail she collapsed onto the bench behind her, and heard her own voice crying out, ‘Snapper! Help!’

Jik, flung across the cockpit by a quick lurch sideways from the boat, landed on her knee, panting breathlessly.

‘Wow!’ he said again.

Unbelievingly, Nora realised that he was enjoying this.

He was mad!

They were both mad!

What did The Snapper mean by bringing them into this? He should have warned them!

She heard a soft laugh near her ear, and realised it was The Snapper. He smiled briefly at her, showing bright white teeth against his tanned skin. His curly white hair and beard flew round his face in the fierce wind.

He was clutching his captain’s hat with one hand.

‘Hold on tight!’ he roared. ‘Nearly there!’

Then, abruptly, the noise of the gale died away, the boat settled down, and Nora was able to breathe again.

Strangely, though, it was still dark, although it should be the middle of a July afternoon.

But Nora had no time to wonder about that.

A hand seized her roughly by the arm, pulled her to her feet. A voice spoke into her face.

‘Ha! What have we here? Stowaways, by my oath! Speak! Who are you, and what do you want with me, aboard White Lady?

White Lady?

But just before the storm, they had been safely on board their own boat, Lady Molly! What was happening?

What were they to do? Was there any way out? Any way to get home?

Nora, trembling with horror, could say nothing.

 

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