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Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Told with passion, humour and energy, Dark Horse by John Bartlett is the prequel to the Number 1 eBook bestseller Chequered Justice – a fiction based purely on personal experience!
In the spring of 1962 two life changing events occur in young Will Middleton’s life… At seven years of age, he excitedly joins his first school and also has a chance encounter with childhood hero, World Champion racing driver Graham Hill. In that instant, Will’s path in life is set… At school he enters the highly disciplined world of Maurice Wickham; a former RAF drill sergeant turned head master, a man with a passion for boxing who rules the boys with a fist of iron. Will is a strong minded, determined child, profoundly dyslexic at a time when learning difficulties hadn’t yet been recognised. Instantly on a collision course with authority, written off by all but his family, Will is destined for a tough and painful journey through school life and on into adulthood as he fights to follow his dream. Join him on the fascinating roller coaster ride through the savage boarding school years of the sixties, through the twists and turns of adolescence and into manhood, where he learns to live by his wits, battling the odds to achieve his ultimate goal…