Out of the Tower is a detective story of the emotions.
Jemima Forbes is seven years old when a mysterious event occurs that causes both her father and uncle to disappear from her life overnight. The novel is an exploration of obsession, of how she discovers what happened.
The novel was shortlisted for the Constable Trophy 1992, a competition for the best, unpublished novel by a writer from the North of England. It reached the final eight out of over 200 entries. Here are a few of the comments I received from the judges: “powerful”, “strong”, “heartfelt”, “admirably tense”, “a work of great promise and individuality”, “carefully thought out”, “subtlety, deftness and poetic nature of idiom”.
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