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While staying at his Great Aunt Rosie's house during the summer holidays, Olly first comes across Old Ronnie, the ramshackle tenant of derelict Minglo Hall. Old Ronnie sees something special in Olly, inviting him to try his precious "hat" - an ancient helmet. When Olly puts it on, he has the strange sensation of living inside someone else's memory. It's just one of a numbe ...more
Paperback, 205 pages
Published 2001 by Walker Books
(first published 2000)
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After finishing Time Ghost I found myself asking what is real and what is fantasy. Are the worlds separate? Perhaps as the protagonist's Uncle Marty asserts, "Everything is connected." The story, more like George MacDonald's "Phantastes" than a modern fantasy, is an exploration through time. The young protagonist Olly, stumbles across a half-wit in a decrepit tower, where he tries on an ancient helmet. He is drawn into the world of people who once lived there, and of a woman who has a "living bo ...more