My dad died twice.

Once when he was thirty nine and again four years later when he was twelve.

On Al Chaudhury’s twelfth birthday his beloved Grandpa Byron gives him a letter from Al’s late father. In it Al receives a mission: travel back to 1984 in a secret time machine and save his father’s life.

Al soon discovers that time travel requires daring and imagination. It also requires lies, theft, setting his school on fire and ignoring philosophical advice from Grandpa Byron.

All without losing his pet hamster, Alan Shearer…

Time Travelling With a Hamster is a funny, heart-warming race-against-time and across generations adventure that you will won’t be able to put down.


“Al’s journey back in time to save his father will delight young adventurers and young scientists alike.”

The Guardian

“The gripping suspense truly makes time fly… the book’s heart and humour are hard to resist."

Piers Torday, author of The Last Wild

“Extremely clever and totally engaging.”

The Irish Times

“Intelligent, well crafted and impressive."

Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

"Touching, silly and exciting by turns, this thrilling little book is an inventive take on time travel for children. Sure to be a hit with fans of R.J. Palacio's Wonder… an unforgettable, madcap story from a bright new talent in children’s fiction."


“A touching tale of family, grief and love.”

The Daily Express