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In a small private estate in the north of Scotland an eleven year old girl disappears. No one notices because all the residents are enjoying the annual croquet party and an excess of alcohol. To the frustration of the police, the eleven residents are unable to agree on the sequence of events or potential suspects. That the missing girl is an identical twin confuses testimonies as well as the actual time of the disappearance. Each household has their own justification for not revealing everything to the police.

The second part of the book tells Olivia’ story. Captive in a mansion on Ghana’s Cape Coast, while treated well by her captor she is constantly vigilant, rehearsing plans to escape. The opportunity comes when he is stung by fire ant. Ill and bed ridden and reliant on her care she has, at last, what she wished for. But what is holding her back?

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John MacBeath is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, an internationally known expert on leadership in education. He has written more than twenty books, most recently ‘Education and schooling – myth heresy and misconception’ depicting his involvement in reforming schools in a number of countries. This book is his first novel.

 
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After finishing school, John – single son of a Brethren family – secretly leaves home. Dreaming of Australia as the ultimate destination he starts hitch-hiking through Europe. Taking a job at a Holiday Camp to subsidise his journey, he learns something about being ‘captive’ in a closed environment in which life is a sequence of institutionalised daily rituals Arriving in Belgium and looking for somewhere to stay he meets a former inmate of a Belgian concentration camp and finds out that for those who suffered captivity and torture the ordeal never ended. Even decades after the second World War he discovers that some wounds have never healed. He returns to Glasgow and attends university where his escape from the captivity of the classrooms pays off in deeper achievement and wisdom. The young scholar finds a job in Belgium, deepens his knowledge of the dark past – held secret by victims as well as by perpetrators. Years later when John gets a job as lecturer in Cambridge University, he meets his first love once more, now engaged to another man. He too is harbouring a dark secret. The voyage through Europe turns into a compelling tour of the human condition.

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John MacBeath is Professor Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, an internationally known expert on leadership in education. He has written more than twenty books, most recently ‘Education and schooling – myth heresy and misconception’ depicting his involvement in reforming schools in a number of countries. This book is his first novel.

 
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