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Amanda Craig - A Private Place

Amanda Craig - A Private Place

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3.6/5 Goodreads

Knotshead is a progressive boarding school in the West Country. It looks like Arcadia but its staff are blinded by ideology and its pupils hypnotised by snobbery, sex and the sadistic Johnny Tore.
When Winthrop T. Sheen, a mush-expelled American preppy, arrives he falls in love with the chaste and despised Alice, setting off a school underground power struggle that leads from fear and loathing to the greatest crime of them all.
This is a magical novel of politics, hate, music, the crushing of innocence and redemption through love. Nobody who has seen the public face of co-education should be without 'A Private Place'.

"Ruthless honesty and jet black wit" - Kate Saunders, Cosmopolitan
"Genuinely gripping" - Harriet Waugh, Spectator
"A delicate love story, a touching 'Bildungsroman' for our troubled time." - Valentine Cunningham, Observer
"An intelligent fairy tale. Craig writes clearly and wittily with all the smart observations that made her first book more than just romantic pap." - Time Out
"An original tale of anarchy" - Maureen Owen, Daily Mail
"Viciously clever...will cause distress in liberal circles" - Jill Neville, Independent

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