Falling into Glory by Robert Westall

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Seventeen year old Robbie has the world in his pocket, admired for both his athletic ability and his intellect. Then a beautiful teacher, a woman twice his age, begins to notice him for more than his mind, and Robbie follows a path that leads him to glimpse the difference between glory and honor.
 

About Robert Westall

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Author Robert Westall was born in Tynemouth, England on October 7, 1929. He grew up during World War II and his childhood experiences inspired much of his work. He studied Fine Art at Durham University and Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in London. Before becoming a full-time author in 1985, he worked as an art teacher. His first novel, The Machine Gunners, was published in 1975 and won the Carnegie Medal. Some of his other awards include The Carnegie Medal in 1982 for The Scarecrows, the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat, and the Guardian Award in 1991 for The Kingdom by the Sea. He died on April 15, 1993.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by METHUEN YOUNG BOOKS. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Growing up in England during WW II, Robbie was a hugely fat boy, bright but ``weedy,'' the constant butt of taunts and derision.

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Set in classic Westall country-the north of England, shortly after WWII-this atmospheric novel tackles fairly sophisticated subject matter: a 17-year-old's affair with a woman nearly twice his age. Sw

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Set in classic Westall country-the north of England, shortly after WWII-this atmospheric novel tackles fairly sophisticated subject matter: a 17-year-old's affair with a woman nearly twice his age.

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