Thursday, 7 February 2013
What Are You Reading?
I first came across it in 1980, when the BBC dramatised it. I think it must have been shown on either a Tuesday or Friday evening, because I remember that only mum and I were at home to watch it. Dad and my brother would have been at Air Cadets and my sister would have been at Sea Cadets.
The crux of the story is how Bamfylde, a boarding school for boys in Devon, saves a young teacher, David Powlett-Jones, a man who has been invalided out of the Army after three years on the Western Front. It has everything a good story needs ~ love, loss, humour, redemption. My favourite character is that of Boyer, a boy who starts out as a joker and ends up as a young man anyone would be proud of.
Have you read it? I know that Abi has recently.
What are you reading now?
Autism. Such a small word, only six letters long. Autism. Such a big word, powerful enough to fill a parent's heart with dread and fe...