Slow Furies Paperback – 23 Sep 2011
See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
|New from||Used from|
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Alan Robertshaw was born on Merseyside, in the UK, and has lived most of his life in Yorkshire. He spent his working life as a teacher not by his own choice but by that of his first employer, The Manchester Grammar School, an establishment which, in the late 1960 s, thought it knew better than he what he should spend his life doing. After a very successful undergraduate and post-graduate career as one of the first products of the University of York, the one form of employment to which he felt himself wholly unsuited was that of schoolmaster. But when the unsolicited offer of a teaching post at that famous school coincided with the looming threat of unemployment, he changed his mind and took it. As an English teacher in Manchester, and subsequently in state comprehensive schools in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, he slowly learned the craft of teaching. That is, of course, the work of a lifetime, and even after ten years as headteacher in a Barnsley comprehensive, he remains more aware of what he ought to have done, than of what he achieved. Now, in retirement, comes the opportunity to reflect, and to write. In his personal life Alan has had the joy of more than forty years of love and companionship with his wife, Margaret; and the reward of watching three wonderful children grow into adulthood.
Showing 1-1 of 1 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
23 May 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I have just finished reading `Slow Furies' and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I read it in 3 sittings over 3 days - quite an achievement for me - totally immersed in the story, the settings and the characters. I don't pretend to be a literary critic, but I like what I like and the novel (for me) was well crafted, beautifully written and sits comfortably amongst my top 10 most enjoyed of the last few years. I'm currently being 'bullied' into clearing some (ornament) space on my bookshelves - but this book is staying put!
2 people found this helpfulComment