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Reviews - October 2015

Foreign Affairs

Dart Travis, Three Vee Ltd;

978-1-9081-0307-9

Foreign Affairs is a novel set in a language school in Bournemouth in 1972. The story involves an eccentric group of characters ranging from young male teachers obsessed with sleeping with students to longer-serving staff described as ‘prematurely mature’ and a colourful collection of learners from around the world. Chapter titles contain a language twist (The present perfect; demonstratives; expletives). Humour may be found in the poor English of the students, the teaching practices of the time (like the language lab!) and the hapless goings-on. Available as an eBook, the print-on-demand version contains some curious page layouts. Includes strong language throughout.