Told within a single day, The Last Day of Term interweaves the gritty realities of teenage life in an inner-city school with a touching and comic story of a man in crisis.
Truant. Drunk. Sexually deviant. And that's just the English teacher...
It's the last day of term at the Gilda Ball Academy, and time is running out. Running out for Martin, the English teacher, who hasn't noticed his marriage crumbling and his health deteriorating. And for Bela, who's been plotting revenge since Martin had him expelled, after an incident that left the school's Deputy Head dead.
When Martin is confronted with an anonymous note accusing him of abuse, he naturally assumes it came from Bela.
The truth, as he will discover, is never quite that simple.
Francis Gilbert is the author of the best-selling I'm a Teacher, Get Me out of Here!, based on his own teaching experiences. His most recent book Yob Nation (Portrait 2006) was described by the Mail on Sunday as 'a devastating analysis of our society'. He lives in East London.
Author Location: London, UK
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