Behind The Glass Frame

by Tom and Clare Temple



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425971465

About the Book

'When I am 70 I intend to ride a Harley.....' So starts the journey of this book. What is this journey?

Behind The Glass Frame tells the story of many journeys in the USA and the opening of car doors, which lead to more stories, reflections and indeed adventures.

The USA is a fascinating country. There are many people who would never dream of visiting, or if they did visit, would go the 'hot spots' of New York, Florida, California. However, the most marvellous aspects of the USA can be places that are not always on the tourist track. The book looks at these journeys over several visits to the country. None of the descriptions are fiction. They all happened. Come and meet the marvellous people in them. Decide for yourself.

When the car stops the doors open. They open to stories. These stories are fiction, faction, reflection, are a break in the journey and are funny and serious.

Come on the journey. Open the car doors!

About the Author

Tom and Clare Temple were both teachers until they retired in July 2005. Tom had completed 41 years teaching,the final nineteen as Head of Holy Trinity Catholic Media Arts College, Small Heath, Birmingham. Clare, having trained for, and taught infants, and having had time out when their children were small, also taught her last eight years at Holy Trinity, in the Learning Support Department.

They married in 1968; have three children; three grandchildren; are enjoying their gap year and are still optimistic. They feel as though they have been away this year more than at home, which is in Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

Their interests are completely different, except for their love of literatureand film! These differences have not been a problem during their travels. Tom is really content to sit in a bar with a book, while Clare shops. He often wonders why she continually leaves all her money and cards with him, even while he is looking at numerous items ( Clare having brought him to various shops ), and his card being used!

At this stage of their journey they feel as though there are many different doors still left to open and hope to continue travelling and take part in some voluntary work before they grow too old. They also hope to continue to write.