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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Gay
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9780979998966

The House Martin

by William Parker

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Overview
Ben is learning to keep secrets. No one must know about his mother and her addiction to sherry. No one must know about the bedwetting that so bewilders him. And no one must ever know about the blue folder that he'd stumbled across in Stuart England's car at the end of the previous term. Stuart England is the charismatic young master-not long down from Oxford-who makes life possible for Ben in the emotionally sterile environment of his prep school in Gloucestershire. This is the story of Ben's long struggle to be free of the demons that have chased him since childhood. Will he ever find the courage, like the house martins that fly high above the school, to accept life on life's terms?
Description
Ben is learning to keep secrets. No one must know about his mother and her addiction to sherry. No one must know about the bedwetting that so bewilders him. And no one must ever know about the blue folder that he’d stumbled across in Stuart England’s car at the end of the previous term. Stuart England is the charismatic young master—not long down from Oxford—who makes life possible for Ben in the emotionally sterile environment of his prep school in Gloucestershire. This is the story of Ben’s long struggle to be free of the demons that have chased him since childhood. Will he ever find the courage, like the house martins that fly high above the school, to accept life on life’s terms?
About the author
William Parker was born in Newport, Wales and spent his early childhood in the Middle East. He attended schools in Gloucestershire and Wales before studying drama at the Guildford School of Acting. William spent 20 years acting, including a season at The Royal National Theatre, two national tours of Peter Pan, a production of Hair at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket in the West End, in addition to three seasons in repertory theatre and many supporting roles in TV and film. He is now happily settled into a part time job—off stage—with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, which gives him time to pursue his interest in writing. He has a nine-year old son and lives in London.
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