OXRIDGE, Panama (pseudonym)
Title: Justin Thyme: The Tartan of Thyme Part One
ISBN Number: 0955357004 / 9780955357008
Seller ID: 50305
OXRIDGE, PANAMA. Justin Thyme, The Tartan of Thyme Part One, Great Britain: Interrobang, 2006. Octavo first edition, pp. 5, 344, 16 (appendices and glossary), maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed and inscribed by the author (see below. It says: "Justin Thyme chose not to celebrate his birthday." And upside down: "1st September 2006 With Best Wishes from the paradoxical Panama Oxridge"). First in a planned four-part series. There is also a puzzle to solve: Who is Panama Oxridge? The clues are in the text. And what about the text? Justin Thyme was supposed to be the next Harry Potter, although he has no magical powers, simply unnatural intelligence and enormous earnings from his inventions. The story is readable, and young readers seem to like it, but there is only one Harry Potter. Still, the book went out of print. It has a cliffhanger ending and a number of loose ends, but five years on, the second book hadnít hit the market, although a release was planned for fall 2011 (Thyme Running Out).