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The Time Between Space has recently received stellar reviews:

‘Witty, heart-breaking, and tender, much like the human experience. This HAD to go into my best of 2023’ – Paperwitches, (five star review)

‘One of the most unique and extraordinary books I have ever read. I just cannot say enough wonderful things’ – Cardigan Comfort Reads

‘Cannot recommend enough if you’re looking for a story that will tug at your heartstrings while making you re-examine the events and connections in your own life’ – The Faerie Reviewer, (five star review)

So don’t wait to find out why The Time Between Space is so highly praised – grab the eBook at this exclusive Christmas price for yourself, or for a loved one today!

The Time Between Space features Emma Maria Rossini, a young woman who appears to have everything: a famous film star for a father, she grows up in a huge mansion in one of Edinburgh’s most wealthy suburbs, surrounded by expensive sports cars, marble floors, their private tennis court, real Picasso prints framed on the walls, holiday villas in the south of France, and windows overlooking the beaches of the West Bay. Emma’s mother is beautiful and affectionate, and her father’s on-screen colleagues—most A-list celebrities of Hollywood—come and go like waves in the Rossini residence. 

When a sudden tragedy strikes, Emma’s seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart. She experiences a rapid decline in her mental health and begins to see unforgiving faces in the clouds. Before she knows it, the sky itself is chasing her. Coincidentally, Emma is also the granddaughter of an eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist. As she begins to find solace in her grandfather’s Theorem on the universe, Emma realises that her childhood might not have been as perfect as she first remembered.

The story follows the protagonist (Emma) during her childhood and adult years in Edinburgh and East Lothian. The secret that only Emma knows is that her mother’s death was no accident. Her knowledge of her mother’s conscious decision to die by suicide precipitates a suicide attempt and leads to her estrangement from her father. Emma stumbles through university and finds work as a journalist in Edinburgh, although she once more starts to become mentally unstable and, following the death of her father, she ends up attempting suicide again. It’s while she’s in a mental institution that her psychiatrist suggests she write a memoir of her life, to help her make sense of everything that’s happened to her, and The Time Between Space is the story she writes.

The book follows her struggles with her mental health, and her attempts to make sense of her unreliable memories, her existence, and her place in her grandfather’s concept of the universe provide a moving account that in the words of one reviewer “The Time Between Space is as beautiful as it is tragic: as uplifting as it is heartbreaking, and simply breathtaking in its uniqueness. A highly recommended read.”

About the author:

The author, Charlie Laidlaw, a graduate of The University of Edinburgh and a teacher of creative writing, is a PR consultant currently living in East Lothian. He was previously a national newspaper journalist and defence intelligence analyst. He has lived in London and Edinburgh, and is married with two children.

Ringwood has previously published two of his novels: The Herbal Detective, due to be re-issued later in 2023, and Everyday Magic, a fascinating reworking of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, published in 2021.


ISBN: 9781901514759