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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Jessie Minahan and her mum stumble across the Dublin Button Factory in the grounds of the old mill just when they need to. It's the first in a series of strange discoveries for twelve-year-old Jessie. The Factory is a front for a detective agency, and hiding in the walls of the old building are ghosts - crotchetty Greenwood and the younger, mischievous G. G is a ghost, his ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Orion Children's Books (first published April 16th 2009)
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Disclaimer—Marie-Louise is a dear friend and one of the loveliest people I know. She's been a picture book artist and writer for many years, and this is her first junior novel. I'm not even going to pretend to be unbiased—I loved this book and read it in one sitting on a rainy Sunday afternoon with my cats playing tag-team on my lap and a couple of small squares of home-made chocolate fudge to hand. Perfect reading conditions, in other words.

But friendship and personal admiration aside, I really
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The Timecatchers was a nice, and easy read. It's a great middle-grade book and I would definitely recommend it.
Katie Keeley
I loved reading this book and couldn't put it down. I was a bit sad when I had it finished
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I’m a Dubliner living in Wicklow and I’ve been making picturebooks for over twenty years.

I like to use the picturebook form to explore emotions and observe the moments in our childhood that turn and shape us.

My first children’s novel, Timecatcher was published with Orion Publishers UK in May 2010 and my YA novel, Dark Warning, came out this January. Timecatcher is a ghost/adventure story set in
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