Former head of English to launch latest novel at Stowe

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A former head of English at Stowe School will return to launch his latest novel next Saturday, October 27.

Peter Farquhar, who was with the school for 21 years before joining the University of Buckingham six years ago, will host an event to launch his second novel, A Bitter Heart, in the Cricket Pavilion on the North Front.

The event will run from 6pm to 8pm.

Mr Farquhar’s first novel, Between Boy and Man, was published in 2010.

The book description says: “A Bitter Heart begins with tea and sympathy in the aftermath of tragedy.

“As with the author’s Between Boy and Man, readers find themselves falling through a cracked social veneer into the characters’ turbulent inner lives.

“Students Rob and Kate, and her mother, find love and trust replaced by guilt and resentment. The moral predicaments that follow are set principally in a superbly realised Manchester.”