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Description - Sacrifices by Michael Fishwick

Christopher Hughes was a remarkable teacher. He knew every one of the boys in his classes as if he could see into their minds, and he had an uncanny understanding of their weaknesses and strengths. He had the gift of dispelling dullness, making every topic come magically alive. He was extraordinarily dynamic and, once he had become headmaster of Meniston School, more than a little frightening to pupils and colleagues alike. Sacrifices, Michael Fishwick s second novel, begins with Hughes s funeral, as his daughter Anna looks back at his life. His career had ended in disgrace, destroyed by accusations of an improper relationship with a boy. In the subsequent chapters we see Christopher again through the eyes of those whose lives he touched Daniel Ellis, the man Anna loved and whose child she bore; Mrs Kobak, a former school matron who suffered humiliation at the hands of the headmaster; Alex Rainsford, Hughes s deputy, who struggled briefly with his conscience before bringing matters to the attention of the governors; and Deborah, Hughes s wife, self-effacing, highly-strung, a bit strange. And around these lives revolve others children, lovers until at last the kaleidoscop

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224061278
ISBN-10: 0224061275
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Fishwick

Michael Fishwick grew up in London and graduated from Oxford. He works in book publishing, is married and has three children. His first novel, Smashing People, was published in 2001.

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