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Wild about Harry by Daisy Jordan
  

Wild about Harry

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She knew she shouldnât befriend the hurting boy but memories of her own pain and his obvious need for help places her, as head teacher, in an ideal position to ‘interfereâ. What she finds is a hurting Dad too. This is such a lovely tale of bereavement and tender understanding lightly handled in a charming, flowing, witty style.

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Wild about Harry by Daisy Jordan

Headteacher Holly Connors is pinching herself. Dream job, dream life and the dreamiest fiancé (her wedding to whom is mere months away). But dreamers often find themselves rudely awakened, and Holly is – by one tousle-haired pupil, Harry Meadows, who's been being going off the rails since his mum died. Holly knows he's hurting and she knows about loss, so before she can say the words 'professional detachment', she's made the ten year old's happiness her number one priority, despite knowing it'll disturb a few ghosts of her own. It's easier to understand the child if you look at the parent, and Harry's dad, Will, seems more feckless than most. Heâs grieving too, if heâd only admit it, but seems determined to deal with his loss by himself. Mostly, it seems by disappearing off to work, leaving Harry with a string of au pairs.

Despite Willâs insistence that it's none of her business, Hollyâs sense of responsibility towards Harry means that she canât just walk away. But when professional detachment turns into emotional investment, Holly begins to worry; is this just about Harry? Or should she be taking a closer look at herself?

Reviews

'Funny, touching, stylish and perceptive'
JILL MANSELL

About the Author

Daisy Jordan was born in London in 1959 and is married with three children. She has always written in her spare time, and her short stories and articles have been published in women’s magazines for several years and she writes full-time. In 1994 she and her family moved to Cardiff, where the singing never stops, the sun always shines, and the Welsh rugby team always wins.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2005

Author

Daisy Jordan

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback (b Format)
368 pages

Categories

Debuts of the Month
Relationship Stories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553817263

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