Terms by Ben Lyle
  

Synopsis

Terms by Ben Lyle

Twelve-year-old James hates life at his hippy boarding school where lessons are optional, homework forbidden and school rules decided by democratic vote. All he wants is an academic education with proper exams. When a strict new maths teacher strides into this world of peace, love and fringed ponchos, James latches onto him as a symbol of hope. At first, Mervyn's eccentricities seem comic but as a more tragic story unfolds, the adult James is forced to confront his own part in a grand downfall.

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A fascinating and nuanced debut by a new literary talent. DW Wilson

About the Author

Ben attended a succession of eccentric institutions known as 'free' schools, where he couldn't have been happier. He's worked in the film industry for the last fifteen years, while also completing an MA in creative writing at UEA and subsequently a PhD in Film and Television. He lives in South London with his partner. Terms is his first novel.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
230 pages

Author

Ben Lyle
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Publisher


www.hooklinebooks.com

Publication date

1st September 2015

ISBN

9780993287428


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