Author(s): Oliver, Gill,
Date of Publication: 01/04/2016,
Pagination: 294 pages, black & white illustrations,
Imprint: Ah But Books,
Published By: Ah But Books,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Martin’s office door was supposed to be shut, because it was a fire door. It was also supposed to be open, because he was a man.
Mr Harper is one of those teachers who hasn’t much time for rules; besides, he has other things on his mind. Overwhelming grief for the death of his wife is tainted by guilt and jealousy, and this easy-going, clever guy is, as the kids say, losing it.
Enter Wendy Mundy, funny name, funny looks, a feisty seventeen year old who knows about loss. This is the one innocent relationship in a world where rumour is easily traded. When the school Classics trip visits a volcanic region, what will rise to the surface?
From estuary Essex to the sunshine of Italy, this is a story told with warmth and humour which gives us all permission to care.