ABOUT Antony Gloster

Antony Gloster
Has written YA under pen-name Melodie H. Connall and several other books under his own.Also written dozens of short stories for various UK women's magazines.


 15 year-old Kelly Faulkner’s family holiday destination turns out to be further away than she expected – at least in time!

Her new mobile phone, an excavated cellar, and unearthed babies’ bones, are the elements that conjure up the appearance, from the 1850s, of Handy Tanner.

Handy’s touch flashes them to Victorian Portsmouth where the unscrupulous baby-farmer Ma Chalmers, and the corrupt Redvers Hunkin, spread despair and misery.

Kelly’s trips are short-lived, and full of danger, as she uses her invisibility to help Handy.

Back in the modern world, she has problems of her own. A sleazy pair of foreigners show interest in her young sister, Amy, as well as Sweep, the guest-house owner’s powerboat. Their murderous plot is foiled by Kelly and the time-travelling, and unseen Handy.

This tale of unpredictable time-switching, corruption and betrayal, provides an adventure

where APPEARANCES  are unreliable.