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Hearts and Minds
     

Hearts and Minds

by Rosy Thornton
 

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St Radegund's College, Cambridge, which admits only women students, breaks with one hundred and sixty years of tradition by appointing a man, former BBC executive James Rycarte, as its new Head of House. As Rycarte fights to win over the Fellowship in the face of opposition from a group of feminist dons, the Senior Tutor, Dr Martha Pearce, faces her own battles:

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St Radegund's College, Cambridge, which admits only women students, breaks with one hundred and sixty years of tradition by appointing a man, former BBC executive James Rycarte, as its new Head of House. As Rycarte fights to win over the Fellowship in the face of opposition from a group of feminist dons, the Senior Tutor, Dr Martha Pearce, faces her own battles: an academic career in stagnation, a depressed teenage daughter and a marriage which may be foundering. Meanwhile, the college library is susbiding into the fen mud and the students are holding a competition to see who can 'get a snog off the Dean'. The question on everyone's lips is how long will Rycarte survive at St Radegunds without someone's help?

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"Funny, original, and clever. I loved it."  —Penny Vincenzi, author, Something Dangerous

"The power of this novel lies in the portrait of Dr. Martha Pearce."  —The Daily Telegraph

"Warm, witty, and sharp-eyed."  —Emma Darwin, author, The Mathematics of Love

The Daily Telegraph
The power of this novel lies in the portrait of Dr. Martha Pearce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755333899
Publisher:
Headline Book Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/12/2008
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Emma Darwin
Warm, witty, and sharp-eyed. (Emma Darwin, author, The Mathematics of Love)
Penny Vincenzi
Funny, original, and clever. I loved it. (Penny Vincenzi, author, Something Dangerous)

Meet the Author

Rosy Thornton is a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge and a former Fellow of New Hall, Cambridge. She lives in a village nearby with her partner and their two daughters.

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