|Author: Nicky Singer
Publication Date: 1 January, 2002
Catherine would say it all began in a time that is yesterday and tomorrow and eternally present. But then Catherine’s a storyteller. I’m not a storyteller. I’m just the guy it happened to.
| Robert is the class victim,
the guy who’s never picked for the team. So no one is more surprised
than Robert himself when a strange old lady sends him on a quest to
solve the mystery of derelict Chance House. Legend has it that a boy
once fell to his death from an upper window. But what has this past
to do with Robert’s future?
To get to the truth, Robert must learn what it really means to fly.
Nicky Singer was born in 1956 and has worked in publishing, the arts and television. She began her writing career at the age of 15, with lyrics for a cantata Jonah and the Whale, and has since written four adult novels - To Still the Child, To Have and to Hold, What She Wanted and My Mother’s Daughter - and two works of non-fiction - The Tiny Book of Time (with Kim Pickin) and The Little Book of the Millennium (with Jackie Singer). She was co-founder and co-director (1987-1996) of Performing Arts Labs, a charity dedicated to training new writers for theatre, screen and opera. In 1995 she presented BBC2’s highly acclaimed documentary series on women’s fertility, Labours of Eve, and wrote the preface to the book which accompanied the series. Nicky Singer lives in Brighton with her husband, their two sons and a daughter.