Posts Categorized: Clockwork & Tech

“The Secret of the Old Clock”

In The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle, Kat Bateson is a logical girl who idolizes her father. His hobby is clock-mending, and Kat spends her time with him learning about the inner workings of clocks, including the moment when he lets her help with a clock repair: Her hands had trembled a little as she… Read more »

The Clandestine Machines of War

When Father brought a short-wave wireless home a couple of weeks before leaving, he’d shown it only to Kat. “Here, Kitty. Have a look. I knew you’d be interested. Just keep it under your hat.” During World War 2, clandestine stations broadcast news from the Allies into Nazi-controlled Europe, and those stations could be accessed… Read more »