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CHANGE: HOW TO MAKE BIG THINGS HAPPEN
Damon Centola
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Indian Summer
Will Randall

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Feb 09, 2004
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349116785
Price : 725

About the book
While attempting to teach at an inner London comprehensive Will Randall is taken up by an elderly German woman who asks him to accompany her to India. Nothing ventured, he agrees and so begins a wonderful life-changing adventure. Set down in Puna (3 hours from Bombay) he begins work teaching English at a slum school. Most of the children are orphans or parentless (one lost his parents four years previously when his mother had let go of his hand at a railway station and he 'd boarded the wrong train ). When zamidars -slum barons - arrive and threaten to pull down the school Randall has to put on a fund-raising performance of the Indian epic The Ramayana in order to help the slum dwellers buy their own land. Meanwhile he's also been spotted by a Bollywood Director who persuades him to take the role of leading man in his new film.
Will Randall is 'the teacher who travels' and, as in SOLOMON TIME, this is a funny and heart-warming account of how one man's enthusiasm and old-fashioned desire to do good have helped to preserve a community.

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Will Randall
Will Randall is 38. He has taught in schools in Devon and London and is the author of SOLOMON TIME and INDIAN SUMMER.
Books by Will Randall
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