For the Glory of Stevenson
- Price: £8.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858584966
- Availability: In Stock
In 1958 a boy "fell in love" with
his primary school teacher in an overseas service school, it was an innocence
reflected in the era.
The novel traces their parallel lives for
this period turned out to be their happiest years. It appeared Jennifer Samuel
was destined to be unlucky in love while her sporting pupil succumbed to a
gambling addiction and ended up in prison, while a resident of Birmingham.
With a brutal marriage behind her Miss
Samuel gained admiration and respect during her teaching career but always
hankered after those carefree days in Malta; the spirit and esprit de corps was
never quite replicated again during her working life and she only heard of her
former pupil after he was sentenced to a maximum security prison following an
audacious raid on a private bank, in the capital.
He escapes and having already bought a residence in Gozo, using a false identity in previous years, decides to live his life there. Eventually both meet during a reunion on the island but the story which is a paean to loyalty and friendship, takes an unexpected turn...
|Dimensions||240mm x 170mm|