The Space Between Time.
Written by Charlie Laidlaw.
I felt compelled to share this review with my blog post followers because I believe that Charlie Laidlaw has most definitely got a unique writing style.
From the very first page I was hooked and unable to put this down. The narrative is absorbing and the scientific facts relating to physics fascinating. In some respects I was reminded of the seventeenth century metaphysical poets who used their own scientific knowledge to enhance their prose.
‘There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on earth.’
I love quotes like the above.
The story follows Emma Maria Rossini, the daughter of a famous actor and beautiful though neurotic mother. Add to the mix, a genius grandfather an Italian astrophysicist, whose moustache declares his changing mood; and who Emma describes with humour and love.
The city of Edinburgh Scotland is the setting for most of the story, alongside vacations in Italy which reminds the reader of Emma’s Italian background and gives contrast to the different lifestyles.
Although dark and serious at times as the reader observes her journey from child to adult. There are many light hearted moments and even humour.