No one really believes in ghosts in the Twenty-first Century, do they?
Strachan (pronounced 'Strawn', per the Gaelic) Marshall, staunchly practical and down-to-earth, certainly doesn’t, even... More > as she finds herself in an attic in a derelict house across from her apartment in Toronto, where she finds
herself transcribing Celia’s story of life in England during World War II. It’s more than a bit strange, but is it really a ghost story?
When Strachan produces a beautifully written book about Celia, people are bound to ask questions. She knows little about Canadian history, let alone Britain’s. The truth would mark her a psychotic, so she lies.
Only those closest to her know about The Attic.< Less
Young Toronto graphic artist Strachan (pronounced ‘Strawn’ per the Gaelic) Marshall is a loner and could be considered something of a loser. Things change dramatically when she is... More > compelled to check out an attic in an eerie, derelict building, and finds herself feverishly "transcribing" the journal of Celia, a young Englishwoman from decades earlier, who relates her experiences in war-torn Britain. Naturally, practical Strachan refuses to coin the word "ghost”. The whole thing is an exciting adventure. When she produces a poignant memoir, which focuses on the apparently doomed affair between Celia, a WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Air Force), and Alex, an RAF serviceman, with detailed descriptions of the era which appear to be as accurate as if Strachan had lived through it herself, people are bound to have questions. Telling the truth would mark Strachan as psychotic, so she lies, saying she did a lot of research. She didn’t. Only those closest to her know about The Attic.< Less