The Headmaster s Dilemma

The Headmaster s Dilemma

But until this lunch he had not thought it feasible actually to oust the headmaster.
"And it's not only the Castors' suit," Spencer continued. "Our lawyer has also
informed me that the state of Massachusetts is about to bring criminal
proceedings ...

Author: Louis Auchincloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618883428

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

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Michael Sayre, the headmaster of Averhill, an exclusive New England prep school, confronts a lawsuit brought by the parents of one of his students, as well as an erosion of support on the part of the board of trustees and senior faculty members.
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster

The Headmaster

On major highways, the headmaster sometimes gets out a stopwatch and times
Fuzzy as he sails past the mileposts. If his calculations don't please him, he tells
Fuzzy to speed it up. In twentythree years, the headmaster has never told Fuzzy
to ...

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374708689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter. Boyden, who died in 1972, was the school's headmaster for sixty-six years. John McPhee portrays a remarkable man "at the near end of a skein of magnanimous despots who...created enduring schools through their own individual energies, maintained them under their own absolute rule, and left them forever imprinted with their own personalities." More than simply a portrait of the Headmaster of Deerfield Academy, it is a revealing look at the nature of private school education in America.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Headmaster

The Headmaster

Someone—the headmaster most likely— had drilled good behavior into them.
She'd be sure to thank him for that unexpected gift tonight. Tonight...she was
having dinner with the headmaster tonight. She fully intended to be on her best ...

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460336335

Category: Fiction

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A fever dream of desires fulfilled. Nestled in the shadow of the Appalachians is where Gwen Ashby stumbles upon the William Marshall Academy, and she's given a trial position as a literature teacher. The gothic boarding school seems trapped in time yet it feels like home the moment Gwen arrives. She's charmed by the lovely buildings, bewitched by the eager students…and utterly seduced by the headmaster. Edwin Yorke is noble, handsome and infuriatingly proper. But his tweedy exterior and courtly manners conceal a raw sensual power that Gwen longs to unleash. It's strangely thrilling to be the only woman on campus—save one other. An eerie white-clad figure roams the grounds by night. She never speaks. She leaves no trace. But this ghostly blight on Gwen's new dream life is the key to the Marshall Academy's mysterious allure. RITA® Award nominated title from International Bestselling Author Tiffany Reisz.
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster s Shadow

The Headmaster s Shadow

“I'll text her after I make the appointment with the headmaster.” “Good.” She stood
up. “Once you do, let's take a walk down to the farmer's market so we get a
change of scenery. The headmaster's Saturday hours don't start until noon.” “I
know.

Author: Gerhard Gehrke

Publisher: Gerhard Gehrke

ISBN: 9781549825910

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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The headmaster from Not-Earth is gone, but Brendan and the A.V. Club are on the watch for his return. Just when they thought they could find some semblance of normal, a new mystery foe threatens the peace of the school. What are the mysterious machines flying over Dutchman Springs Academy? And who is trying to steal the secret to the Headmaster’s otherworld gate machine? Brendan must look to a new ally to win this fight and find out who among his friends is betraying him. This will take him on a journey beyond school grounds where supervillains aren’t just publicity seekers and evil waits for a door between worlds to open. Can he rise above his lineage as the son of a villain and be the hero his world needs? Check out the second installment of the new action adventure series Supervillain High!
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster s Darlings

The Headmaster s Darlings

“Very good. Very good.” The headmaster nodded. They could have been
discussing refreshments for faculty meetings—a task the headmaster had given
him at the beginning of the school year. “The role of the bourgeoisie was a crucial
one ...

Author: Katherine Clark

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611175394

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The Headmaster's Darlings is a satirical comedy of manners featuring the morbidly obese Norman Laney, an unorthodox, inspirational English teacher and college counselor for an elite private school in Mountain Brook, a privileged community outside of Birmingham. A natural wonder from blue-collar Alabama, Laney has barged into the exclusive world of Mountain Brook on the strength of his sensational figure and its several-hundred-pound commitment to art and culture. His mission is to defeat "the barbarians," introduce true civilization in place of its thin veneer, and change his southern world for the better. Although Laney is adored by his students (his "darlings") and by the society ladies (also his "darlings") who rely on him to be the life of their parties and the leader of their book clubs, there are others who think he is a larger-than-life menace to the comfortable status quo of Mountain Brook society and must be banished. When Laney is summoned to the principal's office one day in November 1983, he expects to be congratulated for a recent public-relations triumph he engineered on behalf of the school. Instead his letter of resignation is demanded with no explanation given. Faced with an ultimatum and his imminent dismissal, Laney must outflank the principal at his own underhanded game, find out who said what about him and why, and launch his current crop of Alabama students into the wider world--or at least into Ivy League colleges. In her debut novel, Katherine Clark casts a comical eye on southern society and celebrates the power of great teachers and schools to transform the lives of young people and lift up their communities. Surrounded by a colorful cast of his colleagues, his young protégés and Mountain Brook's upper echelon, Laney emerges as a heroically idiosyncratic character with Falstaffian appetites, an inimitable wit and intellect, and a boundless generosity toward his students that reshapes their lives in profound, unexpected ways.
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The Headmaster s Wife

The Headmaster s Wife

many, since when other students have died—a car acci- dent, say—the
headmaster became the willing repository for the community's grief. This time is
different, naturally, since it is the headmaster's son, but they are so used to
hearing from ...

Author: Thomas Christopher Greene

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781466834248

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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An immensely talented writer whose work has been described as "incandescent" (Kirkus) and "poetic" (Booklist), Thomas Christopher Greene pens a haunting and deeply affecting portrait of one couple at their best and worst. Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man's memories of his life and loves. Like his father before him, Arthur Winthrop is the Headmaster of Vermont's elite Lancaster School. It is the place he feels has given him his life, but is also the site of his undoing as events spiral out of his control. Found wandering naked in Central Park, he begins to tell his story to the police, but his memories collide into one another, and the true nature of things, a narrative of love, of marriage, of family and of a tragedy Arthur does not know how to address emerges. Luminous and atmospheric, bringing to life the tight-knit enclave of a quintessential New England boarding school, the novel is part mystery, part love story and an exploration of the ties of place and family. Beautifully written and compulsively readable, The Headmaster's Wife stands as a moving elegy to the power of love as an antidote to grief. "A truly remarkable novel, I read the second half of The Headmaster's Wife with my mouth open, my jaw having dropped at the end of the first half. Thomas Christopher Greene knows how to hook a reader and land him." --Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Empire Falls "An accomplished and artful storyteller, Greene has surprises in store as he unspools a plot that becomes as poignant as it is unpredictable." --Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed "Greene's genre-bending novel of madness and despair evokes both the predatory lasciviousness of Nabokov's classic, Lolita, and the anxious ambiguity of Gillian Flynn's contemporary thriller, Gone Girl (2012)." --Booklist
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster Ritual

The Headmaster Ritual

"She's in Tehran now," he said, exhaling the words, relieved to have them out,
searching the headmaster's face for a reaction. The week before, Alice had called
: EDGE Films had bought her screenplay and was fast-tracking it into production.

Author: Taylor Antrim

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547561512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Taylor Antrim’s novel is a darkly comic, clear-eyed look at hidden worlds whose complexities and rules can be understood only from inside: the insular hothouse of boarding school, the thorny dynamics between father and son, and the self-delusion of blind ideological commitment. Dyer Martin, a new history teacher at the prestigious Britton School, arrives in the fall ready to close the door on the failures and disappointments of his past: a disastrous first job, a broken relationship, and acute uncertainty about his future. James, a lonely senior, just wants to make it through his last year unscathed, avoiding both the brutal hazing of dorm life and the stern and unforgiving eye of his father, the school’s politically radical headmaster, Edward Wolfe. Soon, however, both Dyer and James are inescapably drawn into Wolfe’s hidden agenda for Britton, as the headmaster orders Dyer to set up and run a Model UN Club for students. As the United States moves steadily toward a conflict with an increasingly hostile North Korea—whose pursuit of nuclear technology is pushing the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon—Wolfe’s political fervor begins to consume him, and he sets in motion a plan that will jeopardize his job, his school, and even the life of his own son. With precisely controlled, deceptively subtle storytelling, The Headmaster Ritual is an insightful and captivating examination of the halting, complicated course young men must chart to shake off the influence of fathers—and father figures—while refining their convictions about the world and their place in it.
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster s Wife

The Headmaster s Wife

It was , as headmasters ' houses went , neither all that large nor all that
impressive . At some of the more prestigious boys ' schools , the headmaster got
a house made of stone and built to resemble an Oxford University college .
Windsor , on ...

Author: Jane Haddam

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 142990495X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Mark DeAvecca is a brilliant fifteen-year-old in his first year at the exclusive private academy, Windsor School. Mark, the son of noted commentator Liz Tolliver, grew up in very different circumstances and could not fit in less well. With its hundred-year-old history, Windsor is rife with tradition, nasty rumors, petty jealousies and long buried resentments. The most savage of those unpleasant undercurrents swirl around the headmaster's wife - currently rumored, with good reason, to be having an affair with Mark's roommate, a street-tough scholarship student. Mark, however, has his own problems - he feels himself slowly losing his grip on reality and the staff widely believes him to be just another prep school burnout headed for an unpleasant end. So when Mark returns from a late-winter ramble about the campus to find his roommate dead, hanging from the ceiling of their room, he's reached the end of his own metaphorical rope. Even though he's no longer sure about the line between fantasy and reality, Mark is fairly certain that something is going on at the school and there's more to the death than the official declaration of suicide. With nowhere else to turn, Mark calls retired FBI agent Gregor Demarkian to ask for help. Sensing the crisis in Mark's dulled voice, Demarkian arrives to find Mark in dire physical and mental state, and a school only too eager to sweep his roommate's death under the rug. In what quickly becomes one of the most complex and challenging cases in his career, Demarkian must untangle truth from fiction, fantasy from reality, before another life is lost.
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster s Wager

The Headmaster s Wager

The afternoon meal should be left in his private quarters on the third floor rather
than in the headmaster's office. He explained that he needed time alone to reflect
upon school business. Foong Jie nodded. Each day, she left a meal for tWO.

Author: Vincent Lam

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 9780307367914

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From Giller Prize winner, internationally acclaimed, and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler and an incorrigible womanizer. He is well accustomed to bribing a forever-changing list of government officials in order to maintain the elite status of the Chen Academy. He is fiercely proud of his Chinese heritage, and quick to spot the business opportunities rife in a divided country. He devotedly ignores all news of the fighting that swirls around him, choosing instead to read the faces of his opponents at high-stakes mahjong tables. But when his only son gets in trouble with the Vietnamese authorities, Percival faces the limits of his connections and wealth and is forced to send him away. In the loneliness that follows, Percival finds solace in Jacqueline, a beautiful woman of mixed French and Vietnamese heritage, and Laing Jai, a son born to them on the eve of the Tet offensive. Percival's new-found happiness is precarious, and as the complexities of war encroach further and further into his world, he must confront the tragedy of all he has refused to see. Blessed with intriguingly flawed characters moving through a richly drawn historical and physical landscape, The Headmaster's Wager is a riveting story of love, betrayal and sacrifice.
Categories: Fiction

The Headmaster

The Headmaster

Author: Florence Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035640924

Category: Fiction in English

Page: 194

View: 937

Categories: Fiction in English

The Demon Headmaster Strikes Again

The Demon Headmaster Strikes Again

'And cleverness hasn't got anything to do withit. Clever people can behorrible.
Look at the Headmaster!' Rose's smug expression vanished. Her mouth twisted
and she shuddered. 'The Headmaster was a horribleman! Don't talk abouthim!

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192793324

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey hoped they'd seen the last of the Demon Headmaster when they moved to a new village. However, almost immediately, they can tell something's not right about the place. There's a loud buzzing noise coming from the biogenetic research centre, and a creeper that grows extraordinarily fast. Why are the security guards so scary? And why does everybody in the village use exactly the same words to describe the research centre? Dinah becomes even more suspicious when someone pretending to be a doctor comes to their house, and manages to trick them into giving DNA samples . . . With the help of their new friend, Simon, the children investigate and find a way into the building. Inside, they discover a huge egg. Hatching from it is the result of an experiment conducted using Dinah's DNA-an experiment that is the work of the Demon Headmaster. This time, he's determined that no one will stand in the way of his plans! 'this will be greatly enjoyed' Books for Keeps
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Papers from the Headmaster

Papers from the Headmaster

This timely collection of reflections asks some hard questions parents, the education establishment, and the larger society have avoided for too long.

Author: Richard A. Hawley

Publisher: Paul s Eriksson

ISBN: UOM:39015038155845

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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This timely collection of reflections asks some hard questions parents, the education establishment, and the larger society have avoided for too long. What are the consequences, Richard Hawley asks, of having created a commercial and public culture that is demonstrably toxic to children? Hawley challenges readers to consider, in light of what is known about healthy child development, the implications of imposing adult sexuality on children in amounts and in forms that can only overwhelm and terrify them. Drawing on vivid, personally observed examples and incidents, he carefully examines what children actually "learn" from popular culture in which public and private leaders are exposed as philanderers and frauds, in which athletes and entertainment stars are revealed as addicts and child molesters and murderers. The greatest dangers to this era's children, Hawley says, lie where the remedy ought to be: in the ways we tell our collective stories and in the conveyance of our common history. "Our children are in danger of being educated to believe there are no healing true stories, that history is the invention of the teller, that nothing finally is verifiable, knowable, safe or right. In such a world all preferences and all claims become morally equivalent and thus meaningless."
Categories: Social Science

The Headmaster s Run

The Headmaster s Run

The Headmaster's Run chronologically details Mark H. Mullin's life from childhood through adulthood. It provides a very personal look at his training, life, and work as the headmaster of a leading independent school in Washington, D.C.

Author: Mark H. Mullin

Publisher: R & L Education

ISBN: UCSC:32106019002549

Category: Education

Page: 242

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The Headmaster's Run chronologically details Mark H. Mullin's life from childhood through adulthood. It provides a very personal look at his training, life, and work as the headmaster of a leading independent school in Washington, D.C.
Categories: Education

The Revenge of the Demon Headmaster

The Revenge of the Demon Headmaster

If it hadn't been for Harvey . Dinah saw him go pale when the Headmaster walked
into the studio , and she kept glancing round , to make sure he was all right . He
was blinking nervously , but he stayed very still and quiet until the Headmaster ...

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192753738

Category: Children's stories

Page: 190

View: 474

Everyone is mad about Hunky Parker merchandise and Dinah and her friends become embroiled in a plot and a race against time when they try to investigate the phenomenon. 8 yrs+
Categories: Children's stories

The Demon Headmaster the Prime Minister s Brain

The Demon Headmaster   the Prime Minister s Brain

The Headmaster strode downthe roomtowards Dinah.He seemedto tower taller
and taller, like a nightmare. She could not move an inch. As if she were in a
dream, she was paralysed by the thought of what would happen next. But none of
her ...

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192732972

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Things at school have been looking up for Dinah, Harvey and Lloyd since their defeat of the villainous Demon Headmaster. The pupils are acting normally, and their new headmaster seems perfectly ordinary. Then the arrival of a new computer game, Octopus Dare, with its competition to find the Junior Computer Brain of the Year, sends ripples of excitement through the school. Only Harvey and his friend Ingrid refuse to get involved. Because ever since the game arrived all the other pupils-even Lloyd and Dinah-have become obsessed with it. Suddenly everyone is competing to win, but it's clever Dinah who makes it to the final. And though she is fixated with the game, she doesn't like the way it makes her feel . . . it's almost as if she's being hypnotized. Too late Dinah realizes that she's being used to access the private computer files of the Prime Minister-the daring new target of none other than the Demon Headmaster!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Headmaster

The Headmaster

Author: Ronald Frederick Delderfield

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1164808706

Category:

Page:

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The Demon Headmaster

The Demon Headmaster

Even if it meant being killed. Theidea of having the whole country run by the
Headmaster, for ever, was too horrible. Frantically, he shookhishead, over and
over again, untilitfeltas though it would fall off his neck. Dinah shuther
mouthagain.

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192732965

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 158

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When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd and Harvey. However, once she starts at her new school it's clear that there's more to worry about. All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved-robotic almost-and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone . . . but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan. Controlling the school is just a practice run. He has set his sights on dominating the entire nation! The children must foil him before he succeeds . . . but with Dinah under his spell they've got a challenge on their hands.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Headmaster s Wife

The Headmaster s Wife

Margaret Greeve, the wife of the headmaster of a well-established boarding school and, outwardly an accomplished and finished person, is not at all prepared for the grip of a mortal illness.

Author: Richard A. Hawley

Publisher: Paul s Eriksson

ISBN: 0839731930

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Margaret Greeve, the wife of the headmaster of a well-established boarding school and, outwardly an accomplished and finished person, is not at all prepared for the grip of a mortal illness.
Categories: Fiction

The Demon Headmaster Takes Over

The Demon Headmaster Takes Over

They had barely reached the garden when threeofthe weird students came
hurryingout ofthe AIU. They ran off towards the main road. Lloyd looked down at
his watch and grinned at Dinah. 'Brilliant. The Headmaster's sentthem tocatch
you up ...

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780192793348

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page:

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Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey thought the Demon Headmaster was gone for good, so when they move back to their old house everything seems safe at first. Then strange things start to happen. Libraries are closing down, the internet keeps crashing, and telephones refuse to work. When people start to wear matching badges with a grabbing green hand, and begin speaking robotically, Dinah and the boys know they need to find out what's going on. Their search leads them to the Hyperbrain, a fantastic new computer invention that accesses the human brain to compile its data. But why has its inventor started to act so strangely, and who is the mysterious controller at the Artificial Intelligence Unit? It sounds like it could be the Demon Headmaster. But surely that's impossible . . . isn't it?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction