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A Magic Flight-bookcover

By: Robert Gordon Ferguson

A Magic Flight

Pages: 290 Ratings: 5.0
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As a child, Hannah Lethbridge is persistently abused by her self-centred mother. She is assaulted and cheated by a perverted tutor, and eventually collapses dramatically in her doctor’s waiting room. Only after three years’ therapeutic care can she recover her shattered self-confidence sufficiently to negotiate a job with an Edinburgh publisher, and eventually a teaching post in the University of Dundee. There, slowly, she meets and falls deeply in love with an introverted scientist. Her former life, which had wounded her so deeply, is almost forgotten, until her criminal mother appears unannounced on her doorstep, and Hannah’s world is shattered once again. This time, however, she has the support of her lover and her friends, the police and the justice to be found in the courtrooms of the Old Bailey.

After a working life as an academic, civil servant and international management consultant, retirement allowed Robert Ferguson to return to the imaginative writing which he had so much enjoyed as a boy. Finding himself in the West Midlands of England, he became immersed in the region’s little known but vibrantly energetic literary life, writing, publishing and occasionally winning prizes for his short stories, poetry, reviews and novel.

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  • SJR

    A gripping tale of a young woman's journey from a poisonous childhood and mental ill-health toward fulfillment and closure on her past. Written in a style that has shades of the kitchen-sink drama, it is packed with detailed social realism which lends authenticity to the story. Some aspects of the way the story is told left me with questions, not least what inspired the author to write it. Overall, however, the book succeeds in shining light on important issues - abuse and mental illness - in an unvarnished yet sensitive way. An entertaining and ultimately thought-provoking read.

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