Title: Different Class
Authors: Harris, Joanne
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 413
Year: 2016
Publisher: Transworld Publishers
Language: English
Description: With 30 years' experience under his belt, Roy Straitley, Latin Master at St Oswald's Grammar, can spot trouble a mile off. What he is not expecting, however, is the return, 20 years later, of a student he'd deemed to be troublesome; Johnny Harrington, the new headmaster. This 'new broom', this Superhead with his crisis deputies, has arrived to save St Oswald's from itself, a disturbing prospect given his involvement in a scandal that saw a teacher imprisoned.

Narrated by the irascible Roy and an anonymous diarist, the author's return to this North Yorkshire school delivers a gripping psychological thriller, clever with misdirection and black humour, and its acute observations of school life.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Great story with great characters and an original way of telling the story."

"The last few words in the book are breath-taking!"

"Dark, powerful, addictive psychological thriller. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end."

"I found it gripping and disturbing, but very enjoyable. I will read more of the author's books."

"Interesting insight into the world of English boys' schools and the traditions they follow."

"This is a thriller that thrills!"
Categories: Fiction, Community, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Relationships, Suspense/Thriller, England, 2019 Titles


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