Lost at Home
by Anne Jordan
F: Hi Anne, thanks for giving us your time. We’re here to talk about your book, but first, could you tell us a little about yourself?
A: I was born in Ripon North Yorkshire and moved to Leicester in 1978 after getting married. I have three grandchildren and two foster grandchildren. My pastimes include reading walking and castles!
I am a committed Christian and I attend Knighton free Church in Leicester.
I am now retired but I was a Skills for Life tutor, working mainly with adults with learning difficulties and or disabilities but also with people with literacy needs. I have also taught creative writing to adults recovering from mental health problems.
F: Thanks. It’s great to meet you. What was it that prompted you to write this book?
A: It was the television series A House through Time. In the series, David Olusoga tells the story of one house and the people who lived in it, from the time it was built until now.
I began to think what it would be like if someone who had lived in a house was to arrive in the same house but at a different time. Just supposing that was a child and it was now lost.
F: Sounds intriguing! What do you hope that people will get out of reading your book?
A: As this is a book for children I hope they will have an understanding of what it was like for a young child to be employed as a chimney sweep in Victorian times.
F: Yes, I see. If you could sum up the message of your book in one sentence, what would it be?
A: Escape from a Victorian Chimney Sweep Cellar!
And finally, if Hollywood were to come knocking on your door, which actors would you be hiring?
A: I have a heart for adults and children with learning difficulties so I would choose actors from this group of people.
F: Brilliant. Thanks for sharing your book with us, Anne.
Available in paperback exclusively from Amazon
ISBN-13: 979-8403182317, 179pp, 2021, indie-published
Signed copies available from: Anne Jordan (pm me on facebook)
From the Blurb
Ten year old Patti is looking forward to a final Christmas in her beloved Victorian home before it is demolished. But in the middle of decorating the tree she jumps at a rush of sound coming from the chimney. A cloud of soot engulfs her. It’s not only soot landing on her grandma’s best parlour rug, it is something else which will make her heart race…
By the same author
I began writing ten years ago. I wrote short stories with characters with learning difficulties in them.
I then wrote a YA novel, ‘Behind the Sea’. The main character is a young man with a non specific learning disability.
My next published YA novel is ‘Snake Mouth’ and features a young girl with Tourette syndrome.
My latest book Lost at Home is a children’s fiction book. It is set in Victorian times when children were used as chimney sweeps.
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