Bernard Hall - Author

About the Author

Bernard Hall taught economics at Glasgow and Durham universities then became a social worker. In the 1970s his writing was read by Alex Glasgow on local radio and on The Northern Drift, edited by Alan Plater. Occasional humorous pieces appeared in the Northern Echo. He now writes about growing up in apartheid South Africa, racism in sport, and the life and times of his great-great grandfather, born in Cork, who eloped with a nun.

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Miss Perfect

Miss Perfect

Author: Bernard Hall Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2016

Looking back from Ireland, Miss Madge Perfect remembers the time when social work was her life - before Dan, her ambitious young deputy, conspired with the bosses at County Hall to 'ease her out'. They called it 'restructuring', with no place for a fifty-something woman who put her clients first. The arrival of the oddball sociology professor, Mitchell, hired by County Hall to evaluate service delivery in her office, brings a change in Madge's outlook on her life and work - his university seems as mad as her local authority. Mitchell catching fire is good for a laugh, but after he is disgraced following allegations by a female student, Madge's feelings hibernate again. When a child in her care goes missing and a body is reported, she becomes the centre of a media firestorm as the suits prepare to dismiss her. Waiting in the wings, however, is Billy, a client in his childhood but now deputy manager and bouncer at the Golden Slipper massage parlour. Billy has information to her advantage but wants something in return. Can she sacrifice her principles and resort to blackmail? In this humorous and thoughtful novel set in a gritty town in the north-east of England between the Falklands War and the miners' strike, two middle-aged people, surrounded by 'young people nowadays', find ways of making sense of life, love and the meaning of happiness in middle age.

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