It was while she was ill and in bed for several weeks that Marianne found the pencil. It looked quite ordinary, but it wasn't. The things she drew with it - a house, a landscape, the face watching at the window - came alive in her dreams. Sometimes what she drew was good and friendly; sometimes bad and frightening. Once, without quite meaning to, she put herself and the boy in her dreams into a very real danger, from which the only possible escape needed more courage than Marianne thought she could possibly find...
Table of Contents
1. Marianne's Birthday 2. The First Dream 3. The Person in the House 4. Miss Chesterfield 5. Inside 6. The Row 7. Mark 8. Mark in Danger 9. Marianne and Mark 10. The Pencil 11. Them 12. The Tower 13. The Light 14. The Bicycle 15. The Voices 16. The Escape 17. The End of the Road 18. In the Tower 19. The Empty Tower
Catherine Storr was born in 1913, and was educated at St Paul's Girls' School, and Newnham College, Cambridge. She worked as a psychiatrist before becoming an editor at Penguin Books. She also became a prolific and successful author in her own right, mostly for children but also for adults, writing plays and short stories as well as novels. Marianne Dreams remains one of her best known and most popular works. She died in 2001.