I am a writer who used to be a Chartered Accountant, so the game has completely changed. I still sit at a desk, but the number keys on my keyboard are no longer worn out with constant use. I rattle away on word-processing software as opposed to designing spreadsheets and compiling accounts. Happiness is… converting all the images and ideas in my imagination into written words and sharing them with my readers.
I love reading stories in which the unexpected happens or things go wrong. Life is full of such twists. So when I began writing ‘Losing Time’ it was more or less inevitable that these two elements would play a major part.
'Losing Time’ was conceived in Ireland.
In 2005 on a visit to County Wexford I stayed in the same hotel where my late father had spent time in the 1930s. In those pre-war days it was still a private house, and he was a close friend of the family who lived there. My father died a long time ago, and I longed to ask him about what it had been like when he was a guest at this beautiful place in Ireland.
One morning I spied a small door in the corner of an elegant room, unmarked and therefore private. I wondered what lay behind the door and imagined walking through it into the past, finding my youthful father in the next room...
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PEOPLE DON'T VANISH WITHOUT A REASON...
What happens when a married man with a teenage daughter learns he has another child?
What if he travels to a foster home to retrieve his son, but on the return journey something inexplicable prevents them from reaching their destination?
And what if, twenty years on, the daughter receives a cryptic clue to her father’s whereabouts?
‘Losing Time’ is a very human story about a young divorced woman trying to find the father who never returned home. Her search is baffling, unsettling and shrouded in mystery. It takes her on a journey beyond the boundaries of normal life, but don’t expect this story to turn into a run-of-the-mill science-fiction fantasy because it’s anything but. Woven into the intriguing plot are characters both delightful and abhorrent; moments of love and loss, loyalty and betrayal; and the ongoing question: who is chasing whom?
LOSING TIME by P R Ford
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My blog is a place where I post articles and photos. Each post contains at least one photo of something which has inspired me to write about it, a reminiscence or a current happening, and a (sometimes spurious) link to my current novel. I am fascinated by the human mind and I care deeply about depression and its effects, so I will often incorporate an opinion or an experience into my articles. I am also someone who refuses to take life too seriously, and I always try to add a little humour or an anecdote which might bring cheer into my readers' lives.
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AUTHOR ADELE ARCHER'S REVIEW OF 'LOSING TIME'
'REALLY LIKED IT'
'I thoroughly enjoyed this book - it wasn't what I expected at all. There was time travel, aliens, even the hint of a love story running throughout. The characters were nicely rounded and likeable (apart from those you weren't supposed to like). The novel ended in such a way as to make it clear that there will be at least one sequel. Which I'm pleased about. Very well written and innovative. Well done, P.R. Ford! I look forward to the next instalment.'
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This extraordinary image which was sent to me recently by a reader, is a take on 'Kintell' Church which is a very important location in 'Losing Time'. The actual church where the photo was taken is located in County Wexford, Ireland where it stands in beautiful surroundings; certainly worth a visit if ever you think you have discovered it!
DARTMOOR - one of my favourite places and somewhere which features in 'Losing Time', but not perhaps in a conventional way. This photo, taken in March, shows ponies grazing in the far west of this wonderful National Park.
“You may say ‘Universe’. I say ‘Existence’” he replied with infinite patience.”― P R Ford, 'Losing Time'