The Last Day of Term

by Francis Gilbert

  • Published: 01 Mar 2012
  • Price: £7.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 304p
  • ISBN: 978-1-78072-042-5
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A teacher in crisis
A student out for revenge
24 hours will change their lives forever.

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 Béla, 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 Béla.
The truth, as he will discover, is never quite that simple.

“This clever generic hybrid is an addictive blend, reminiscent of the TV series Teachers mixed with detective noir. ”
<em>The Independent</em>
“Engaging and energetic”
<em>Times Literary Supplement</em>

About Francis Gilbert

Francis Gilbert has taught in a variety of comprehensives in London, and currently teaches English part-time at a comprehensive. His previous books have included bestselling I’m A Teacher, Get Me Out Of Here (2004), Teacher On The Run (2005), Yob Nation (2006), and Parent Power (2008). He lives in east London with his wife and son. All his pupils think his coolest appearance was on the Russell Brand show.

Other books by this author

<a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/working-the-system"><strong>Working the System</strong></a><br /><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/working-the-system" class="plain-link"><em>Working the System</em> provides invaluable answers to all your questions as a concerned parent – with tips and advice about everything from choosing and getting your child into a good primary school through to how to how keep your teenagers motivated.</a><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/working-the-system"><img  src="https://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/i%e2%80%99m-a-teacher-get-me-out-of-here"><strong>I’m a Teacher Get Me Out of Here</strong></a><br /><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/i%e2%80%99m-a-teacher-get-me-out-of-here" class="plain-link">By turns hilarious, sobering, and downright horrifying, this book tells you the unvarnished truth about teaching. Gilbert candidly describes the remarkable way in which he was trained to be a teacher, and his even more frightening experiences in his first job.</a><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/i%e2%80%99m-a-teacher-get-me-out-of-here"><img  src="https://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/teacher-on-the-run"><strong>Teacher on the Run</strong></a><br /><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/teacher-on-the-run" class="plain-link">Gilbert is back and he’s glad to be back. After three years of teaching at Truss, an inner-city sink school, Francis Gilbert has been offered a job in the English department at his old school, a nice suburban comprehensive... </a><a href="https://shortbooks.co.uk/book/teacher-on-the-run"><img  src="https://shortbooks.co.uk/wp-content/themes/outreach/images/transparentgif.gif" border="0" 		width="160px" 	height="244px" alt="" /></a>