Janet Ollerenshaw

“In the blink of an eye, anything can be turned upside down.”

Timothy is an enigmatic, independent child who suffers from ‘petit mal’, a mild form of epilepsy. During these episodes, he appears in other places and other times and is able to comfort and help those who are suffering in some way. He is guided by spiritual mentors and it is clear that there is a purpose to his life.

Touching on aspects of reincarnation, spirituality, and the inevitable chaos factor, acceptance of Timothy’s truth may mean that everything is turned “Upside Down”

Old Bess, young Bess, Elizabeth, Lizzie… are we at the beginning or the end? In a Back to Front and roundabout way, Bess tells the story of how her paths have crossed and sometimes run alongside those of the people she has been sent to guide and support.
As her personal story unfolds we learn that she has not just one path but many and that chronological time is irrelevant when it comes to spiritual guidance and purpose.


Although Back to Front can be read alone, through Bess’ story we are able to ‘join up the dots’ with some of the characters that peopled Inside Out and Upside Down

Bess is the swan sailing serenely across the water, while her coronet wings protect her young charges and her webbed feet paddle furiously beneath the surface.