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An Apple for the Teacher
A professional's struggle between romance and duty, based on a true story After a happy childhood, high academic achievement and national sporting success, the only missing part of Alan Bentley's life is love, which despite his best efforts always seems to elude him. But now Alan has secured a coveted teaching post at an acclaimed Sixth Form College. Could romantic interes ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 9th 2009 by Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
(first published December 31st 2008)
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A fascinating, true-life depiction of contemporary behaviour, this book takes you on a multi-dimensional roller-coaster ride, with twists and turns and emotional ups and downs at every corner. It entertainingly documents modern attitudes to work, dating, sex and friendship. More insightful than any fiction.
Thank you to first reads for sending this book to me! It is always so nice to receive a free book from an author! First let me say that this is a book that "grew" on me. As I first began to read it, I was not completely into it, found there to be a little too much detail about the author's daily life and I was really scared about what was going to happen in the book(it states on the blurb on the back of the book, "There is, however, a high price to pay for any teacher guilty of human fallibility ...more
A compelling book full of wit and charm, touching on a subject most would shy away from. On first impressions it would be easy to condemn Bentley as a hopeless romantic searching for the impossible, and hovering over the self destruct button.However the reader is slowly and surely drawn into his roller coaster life to the point where it is impossible not to sympathise. Bentley is remarkable in his honesty and attacks a controversial subject head on teaching us all the value of not judging too ...more