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Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge

In about March 2007, we received an e-mail, an invite to stock a self-published book. We were one of the few to take up the offer and in less than five months had sold the astonishing number of nearly 400 copies! We are delighted that Panama Oxridge has now found a publisher and will be launching the new edition from here on September 11th 2010

Justin Thyme by Panama Oxridge
Hardback at £12.99

Justin Thyme, the first book in a series, is like nothing you’ve read before. Though the name of the author is hidden, his ingenuity is obvious from the start - the book’s 'ambigram' jacket alone tells you that this is something special. The plot is a crazy tangle of larger-than-life characters such as the cook, whose misuse of the English language is hilarious, Burbage, the Shakespeare quoting parrot and Eliza, the computer literate gorilla.

Its hero is Justin Thyme, genius and self-made billionaire at thirteen years of age, who is building a time machine. His enemy, Agent X, is determined to steal the machine and is responsible for the kidnap of Justin’s mother. The plot charges toward the climax of the machine’s completion and his mother’s rescue. Will Justin be - just in time?

If that were all, this would still be an exciting and funny youngsters’ adventure, but it is so much more. The host of eccentric characters provide much humour but some of them may not be all they seem. This adds to the whodunit mix of clues, codes and red herrings as the reader joins Justin and his action girl sister, Robyn, in tracking down the traitor in the castle. Plus a great new puzzle web site at

The reading age is suggested as 9 to young teens but it is enjoyable for adult fans of puzzles or whodunits too and is perfect for bed time reading.

Justin Thyme was originally self-published but has now been taken up by children’s publisher, Inside Pocket. This new edition was launched from Cotswold Bookstore on Saturday 11 Sept 2010. The book can be ordered from any good bookshop or tel. 01608 652666 or mail and we will send you one.