The Hermit is dead but his guilt lives on in his children – guilt which stems from the ivory box he found in India during WW2 and the orphan he gave it to.
In The Hermit and the Ivory Box, Penny Blackwell creates a mysterious back story for one of the early characters featured in her first book, Loki’s Joke.
Loki’s Joke is Penny Blackwell’s autobiography. Written in the style of a novel, it shows how she spent the first sixty years of her life fighting to be happy inside the male body she was born with. It follows her journey from rejection of her true identity through to its final acceptance and resolution.