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The New Policeman

By Kate Thompson

The New Policeman
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  • Hardcover: Jan 2007,
    448 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2008,
    416 pages.

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Can J.J. stop time disappearing so fast? Find out in this entertaining adventure for children aged 10+

Not having enough time to enjoy the things that matter in life is a common complaint in Kinvara, in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. People are late for breakfast, late for school, late all the time. There's barely enough time for music and dancing - the specialty of the Liddy family who are renowned for holding the best céilís (dances with traditional Irish music, pronounced cay-lees). In fact, people all over Ireland are short of time. Some adults think that it's because the children are so over-programmed that they can "scarcely even find time for making mischief" anymore, others blame it on Ireland joining the European Community - but there is something more sinister afoot.

When J.J's mother jokingly says that all...

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