The King’s Beacon

by Terry Dillon



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/25/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 524
ISBN : 9781477229927
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 524
ISBN : 9781477229910
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 524
ISBN : 9781477229934

About the Book

This captivating story, set in the West Yorkshire moorlands, tells of a young teacher, Peter, as he seeks to establish himself in his new profession whilst searching to create a home for his young family just below The King’s Beacon. The story defines the taxing relationship between Peter and a pupil, Joe Webster. As the story unfolds, trust tentatively blossoms between Peter and Webster, mainly through the school’s brass band. Consequently, after Webster’s involvement in a gang attack, he looks to the one person he feels he can trust, Peter. Throughout, the book enthrals with Peter’s efforts to build a home for his family in a rundown 17th century moorland cottage beneath The King’s Beacon. The book sensitively describes the extremes of life typical on the Yorkshire moors. The story has a final twist when Peter makes a decision that has major implications for the family.

About the Author

Terry Dillon was born in a mining village in Yorkshire. He followed the family tradition into brass bands. He enlisted in the Welsh Guards Band before deciding to follow a career in teaching. He graduated in history from London University. He has been a teacher, a senior lecturer in a college of higher education, a headmaster, and one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools. On leaving the inspectorate he became an educational consultant, which has taken him to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and the Caribbean. He is author of Light Me a Candle.