At St Oswald's, a long-established boys' grammar school in the north of England, a new year has just begun.
For the staff and boys of the school, a wind of unwelcome change is blowing.
Suits, paperwork and Information Technology rule the world; and Roy Straitley, the eccentric veteran Latin master, is finally - reluctantly - contemplating retirement.
But beneath the little rivalries, petty disputes and everyday crises of the school, a darker undercurrent stirs. And a bitter grudge, hidden and carefully nurtured for thirteen years, is about to erupt.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/06/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552770026