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The Yearning

First love, Long haired teachers, faded bell bottom jeans, long hot summer afternoons in a sleepy country town. The 1970s weren’t all Monaros and Chicko rolls and pine lime splices.

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It’s 1978 in a country town and a dreamy fifteen year old girl’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of the substitute English teacher. Solomon Andrews is beautiful, inspiring and she wants him like nothing else she’s wanted in her short life.

Charismatic and unconventional, Solomon easily wins the hearts and minds of his third form English class. He notices the attention of one girl, his new neighbour, who has taken to watching him from her upstairs window. He assumes it a harmless teenage crush, until the erotic love notes begin to arrive.

Solomon knows he must resist, but her sensual words stir him. He has longings of his own, although they have nothing to do with love, or so he believes. One afternoon, as he stands reading her latest offering in his driveway, she turns up unannounced. They must make a decision and its consequences will haunt them until they meet again twenty years later.

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    Simon & Schuster
  • Author
    Kate Belle
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    19.8 cm
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    12.9 cm
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