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May 17, 2017

The Teacher’s Secret by Suzanne Leal

Hardback Published by Legend press 15th May 2017 Hardback Amazon £14.99

Paperback Amazon £8.99 30th OCTOBER 2017


Things aren’t always as they seem

A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe. The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.


The Teacher’s Secret is by Suzanne Leal is her first novel and if you love a scandal this a novel not to be missed.  I loved the character teacher Terry Pritchard. He was an interesting character one that you want to shout at and stop, please don’t. But in the eyes of teacher of Mr P, he didn’t do any thing wrong, he only felt sorry for the young girl. Maybe he knew more about his girl student that no one else could possibly know. Terry and Michelle tried for a baby the natural way and the medical way, sadly nothing worked. For a while they talked about adopting, but nothing became of it. Teacher Terry Pritchard stopped a mother slapping her child. He comforted  the young girl student by putting his arm around her.Teacher Mr P is in trouble it is departmental regulations  for a prohibit physical contact with a student. Teacher Mr P accidentally breaks a pair of glasses belonging to a  girl student. He takes her after school to get a new pair. Once again Terry Pritchard is trouble. To transport a child in a teachers car in out of school hours is in contravention of the regulations. After 18 years of teaching the final teaching days are over, he has been given immediate retirement.


About the author

Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband, David, and her four children.

Suzanne Leal is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law.

The Teacher’s Secret is her first novel published in the UK.

Visit Suzanne at  or on Twitter @suzanne_leal


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