Charlotte Wolff Uncle Igor and I
Charlotte’s career as a journalist, writing features for publications such as The Sunday Times and the Times Educational Supplement, earned her two awards, including Investment Journalist of the Year, presented to her at the Houses of Parliament. Fuelled by her love of drama and fascination with people and what makes them tick, she spends much of her spare time writing plays and stories. While working on her first novel – for which she got a Distinction at the Bath Spa MA Creative Writing course – she was especially delighted to meet Igor, a much-loved character, who appeared unexpectedly on the page.
Uncle Igor and I is a coming-of-age tale with a dark twist, set in the bohemian world of London’s Primrose Hill, 1972. This bittersweet exploration of grief follows 17 year-old Lara’s search for identity as she navigates life in the chaotic aftermath of her parents’ death. Wishing only for a stable existence, she herself torn between
her eccentric guardian, Uncle Igor, and the respectable Aunt Cynthia. Lara’s troubles intensify when a hugely valuable painting, which holds the potential to change her life, goes missing. But she must discover for herself just who and what she can trust.