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Inhaltsangabe: Rejected by his doctrinaire socialist mother and father while still a baby, John Denby is sent down south to live with his wealthy grandfather and grandmother. Educated at a private school and cosseted at home, all he knows is the leafy London suburb where he lives and his self-created world of steam train models and the Scripture Union. Then a sudden tragedy strikes and he must return to the 'desolate' , 'proletarian' North to live with his deeply unsympathetic parents and to attend an 'experimental' state school that his father has helped set up. A strange fish out of water, he quickly discovers that, to survive, he must live a double life both sensitive 'posh git' and 'daredevil hard lad' . Part Dickensian Bildungsroman, part coruscating satire, Far, Far the Mountain Peak is an always engaging, and sometimes deeply moving, tale of an awkward boy struggling to find his place in the world.
Über den Autor: Born in Newcastle, Arthur Clifford was educated at Rugby School and Newcastle University. He went on to train as a teacher and subsequently taught in schools in Uganda, Scotland and England. In the late 1990s he retrained as a TEFL teacher and taught English in Siberia and Budapest, Romania. He is a keen mountain climber and has climbed in the Andes and Siberia, and scaled some of the world's most famous peaks including Mount Ararat and Kilimanjaro. As a teacher, he led expeditions to Peru, Turkey, India and East Africa. He lives in Durham and this is his first novel.
Buchbeschreibung THE BOOK GUILD Dez 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 234 x 156 x 45 mm. Neuware - Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781910508206