The gripping new psychological thriller from Joanne Harris, to
follow her bestselling Gentlemen & Players and Blueeyedboy.
Perfect for fans of Claire Mackintosh, BA Paris. Paula Hawkins and
Tracy Chevalier. After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North
Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys
come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs,
its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites,
hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often
there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with
hidden shadows inside. With insolvency and academic failure
looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing
Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty
corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist
this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring.