The King's Beacon (Paperback)
Authorhouse UK, 9781477229927, 524pp.
Publication Date: September 24, 2012
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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 while 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. However, after Webster's involvement in a gang attack, he looks to the one person he feels he can trust, Peter. Throughout, the book enthralls with Peter's efforts to build a home for his family in a rundown seventeenth 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.