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0552777013
Paperback:Different class.:2017 Different class.
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Author: Harris, Joanne.
Publication year: 2017
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2017.
ISBN: 0552777013 9780552777018 (pbk): 7.99
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Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2016.
After 34 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. A boy who even 20 years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things.
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Hardback:Different class.:2016.
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Set like a chess game, with icons preceding each chapter, it is written from three points of view: the 80s, from the Classics teacher, Straitley and the anonymous diary/letter to 'Mousey'. This last one provides the reader with a great plot twist, and the teacher's account is quite unreliable - giving the reader that great feeling of knowing more and sense of foreboding. The story is well-written - both in language and structure. There is well-drawn, especially with the older teachers. I enjoyed the clash of cultures between the elderly teacher and his traditional ways and the younger teachers and their modernising drive. Despite a slow start, by the end I just couldn't put it down. I now want to go back and read the first two!
15/04/20
mrayner
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