It’s 1984. Patricia Vickers returns like a phantom to deliver an unwelcome revelation. Jayne Thornhill is reminded of those spiteful 1960s’ schooldays: bullying, Charlie the skeleton, séances, strip poker and sexual encounters with the school’s handymen. Jayne’s confessions have now been whitewashed from lavatory walls, only to be unearthed in a third school friend’s 1969 diary. A cloud of sadness is now cast over the three women’s lives and only by revealing their own stories in later life can they move the stubborn hands of the undertaker’s clock forward. In doing so, something shockingly out of line is revealed …
About the Author
Jan Moran Neil was trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre. She spent many years in the professional theatre before forming Creative Ink for Writers and Actors. Her plays have been performed on the London Fringe, Guga S’Thebe Theatre, Langa and Masambe Theatre, Baxter, Cape Town. Her short story and poetry collections include: her winning story ‘Death by Pythagoras’/BBC Writers and broadcast on Radio 4 and her winning sonnet ‘Silver Surfing’/Bloomsbury Publishing which was also published by the Royal Society of Literature, as well as other highly commended poems. Jan has a Masters’ degree in Creative Writing from the University of Cambridge. She is available for readings from her collections and novels.