Falling Into Glory

Falling Into Glory Growing up in a northern English town after World War II seventeen year old Robert clever student and formidable rugby player finds himself drawn into a passionate affair with a young teacher at hi

  • Title: Falling Into Glory
  • Author: Robert Westall
  • ISBN: 9780749717551
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
  • Growing up in a northern English town after World War II, seventeen year old Robert, clever student and formidable rugby player, finds himself drawn into a passionate affair with a young teacher at his school.

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    About "Robert Westall"

    1. Robert Westall

      Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the database.Robert Westall was born in North Shields, Northumberland, England in 1929.His first published book The Machine Gunners 1975 which won him the Carnegie Medal is set in World War Two when a group of children living on Tyneside retrieve a machine gun from a crashed German aircraft He won the Carnegie Medal again in 1981 for The Scarecrows, the first writer to win it twice He won the Smarties Prize in 1989 for Blitzcat and the Guardian Award in 1990 for The Kingdom by the Sea Robert Westall s books have been published in 21 different countries and in 18 different languages, including Braille.From robertwestall

    928 thoughts on “Falling Into Glory”

    1. This is one of my favourite ever books.The main character is so likeable, despite flaws. It's told really well and accurately reflects being a teenager, and also the intensity of your first love affair. No spoilers, but it's well worth reading, and you'll probably end up recommending it to others.


    2. Felt so authentic surely this book is at the least semi-autobiographic. I was transfixed by the story of a 17-year-old British schoolboy who falls in love with his teacher. However absorbing the rest of the novel might be, I have to admit that my eyes glazed over during the rugby bits.


    3. I read this book as a teen and again in my twenties and it still held up. There is something so real about the main characters, and the story is told in the first person from Robert, who shares that name with the author. It did feel like I was reading a wistful confession of a great and sad time in the author's life. Many things are beginning and some have to end. He perfectly captured a teenager's first all-consuming love. Robert almost ages and matures before your eyes (view spoiler)[as he emb [...]


    4. Una strana storia d'amore ambientata dopo la seconda guerra mondiale. L'Inghilterra, la sua storia e le sue abitudini. Il rugby, più di un tipo, la violenza e il fair play. Ognuna di queste definizioni è esagerata e insieme riduttiva. Mixandole insieme, più o meno, si comincia ad avere un'idea di come vada questo romanzo. Che tra l'altro contiene alcune delle frasi più citabili che io abbia mai letto.


    5. Like everything by Robert Westall, it's about a shitty world. If you like Robert Cormier, you'll like this.


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