This is about a clockmaker who was also a showman and pioneering educator. It is crazy, fascinating and true, although it reads more like fiction.
A man. A clock. A world that shook the world.
This is about a carpenter who made a clock in 18th century England. But it is also about his family, his travels, and how the world changed in his lifetime. He was a showman, an architect, but most of all he was excited about the world about him and spent his life inspiring others. The clock spent 40 years on the road, in Britain and North America, so was seen by and inspired thousands of people to become inventors, artists, or to see the world in a different light. The world he lived in was unbelievably tough, but it was also an age when most of the rules we take for granted had not been invented so those with talent and drive achieved incredible things. Like Henry and his clock, this book is full of wonder, and excitement, and will inspire and amaze. It is also a reminder that the past is closer than we think.
Pictures of the clock as it was and the piece that survives but not on display in the British Museum are on my site www.barbdrummondbooks.weebly.com
The book has just been published on kindle