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When I Was Invisible

The blurb says . . .

‘Do you ever wonder if you’ve lived the life you were meant to?’ I ask her.

She sighs, and dips her head. ‘Even if I do, what difference will it make?’

In 1988, two eight-year-old girls with almost identical names and the same love of ballet meet for the first time. They seem destined to be best friends forever and to become professional dancers. Years later, however, they have both been dealt so many cruel blows that they walk away from each other into very different futures – one enters a convent, the other becomes a minor celebrity. Will these new, ‘invisible’ lives be the ones they were meant to live, or will they only find that kind of salvation when they are reunited twenty years later?

The blurb means . . .

This was a hard book to write. I know I say that after every book, but this was difficult for the themes and research I had to carry out. Speaking to the people who have lived through some of the issues in this book was emotional and heart-rending, but also uplifting and inspiring. I hope you enjoy reading the story of Nika and Roni as much as I loved writing it.

Music and dance play an integral role in When I Was Invisible. These videos tell their stories in a beautiful way.


This is Nika’s story


This is Roni’s story

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Music from the book

There’s a music and sound theme running through When I Was Invisible. Click here for some of the music mentioned in the book. When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson (The Music)

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