On Rathbone Road

On Rathbone Road

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by M T Mathieson
     
 
A modern short story.

Stacey, a bright young student, reflects on a single day in August and a walk along Rathbone Road that changed her outlook on life.

Overview

A modern short story.

Stacey, a bright young student, reflects on a single day in August and a walk along Rathbone Road that changed her outlook on life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044747869
Publisher:
M T Mathieson
Publication date:
07/15/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,039,671
File size:
97 KB

Meet the Author

The youngest of four children, I was born in North Kent forty-something years ago and that is where I lived, on a council housing estate, for the first twenty-five years of my life.When I was nine or ten years old, I was fortunate enough to encounter that precious thing, a wonderful teacher, who planted the seed of possibility that writing was something I could do. I caught the writing bug. It was a love that stayed with me throughout my childhood.Unfortunately, where I grew up, work was in short supply and getting a job, any job, was the prime concern of most school leavers who wanted to make something of their life. I gave up all ideas of writing in favour of getting a "proper job" and started work in a factory the day before I officially left school at 16.I've never been afraid of hard work and, by God, I worked hard at getting better work. It paid off. Through the years I've worked as a typist, Assistant Company Secretary, IT Manager and Property Manager. Now I work in the state education system, supporting children with Special Educational Needs. It's the worst paid job I've ever had but probably the most rewarding.It took many years before I started putting pen to paper again and still more before I made the decision to publish. It is a decision I haven't regretted. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.These days, I live in the East of England countryside, where I enjoy a long and ever changing list of hobbies while avoiding all things domestic, usually with great success.

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On Rathbone Road 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Good writing style. This is an interesting take on the nature of prejudice and I think it is important that Stacey's best friend is of Asian origin as it adds emphasis to idea that prejudice has subtle forms that are no less damaging than the obvious ones.  Stacey is apparently not guilty of the more overt forms of prejudice and I suspect that she would probably abhor them.  At one point she even bemoans the prevalence of the way that people value good looks over intelligence.  However, she fails to see that her own prejudices are equally unfounded, at least not until she is forced to confront it. The use of first person is not usually to my taste but this was quite skilfully done and was an important part of the character development.