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Mr James was the music teacher[1] at Prince William Prep and helped with the school play Oliver! He looked after Tima when her voice failed in the show. He had curly brown hair, blue eyes and was at least thirty five. Lily Fry and her friends, Clara and Keira (Lily & Co) had a crush on him.[2] He had told Tima that she was one of the most talented pupils he'd met.

"'When you fall off a bike, you have to get straight back on—or you'll spend your life being frightened of cycling, when you could be out there having a whale of a time on two wheels. It's the same with performance. You had a bad experience...but try to remember all the good experiences. Remember the church service at Christmas, when you sang the solo. How did that go?'[3]" ― Mr James to Tima



  1. Night Speakers, Chapter 18, page 100
  2. Night Speakers, Chapter 3, page 13
  3. Night Speakers, Chapter 18, page 101