When Katherine Valletta starts her new job at Deerhampton University, it’s clear that this is no normal workplace. Why has someone left an anonymous letter on her desk? Who is the arrogant woman who almost runs her down in that flashy sports car? And, most importantly, what is the story behind the handsome man whose arms she falls into on her way home?
As Katherine attempts to unravel these puzzles, her confidence and her self-knowledge grow, along with her relationships. She builds an unlikely friendship with Diana Woolf, Deerhampton’s tough new Professor of History. Fred Morris, the Admissions Tutor with a penchant for gaudy ties and knitted tank tops, seems like a useful ally. While in the midst of all the mayhem, Maddie Rose is a voice of reason, supporting her colleague Katherine all the way.
And in the background hovers sultry Biology Lecturer Chris Burberry. The more Katherine sees him, the more she likes him. But what does he want? What’s in his past? In fact, what does Katherine really know about him at all?
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep on going, no matter how many set backs you get. What’s important is that you believe in what you’re doing and that you produce something that you’re one hundred per cent happy with.
Following a PhD in Philosophy at Edinburgh University, Beckie Henderson has worked for many years in the publishing and university sectors. She combines her day job with writing and has had a number of non-fiction articles and books published.
“A Matter of Degree” is Beckie’s first novel. Her second, “Travels on a Greyhound Bus”, is also available for Kindle. She is currently working on her third (and fourth!) novel.
Beckie lives in Oxfordshire, UK with her husband and two children. You can catch up with her on her website: www.beckiehenderson.me.uk; her blog: www.workingmum.me.uk; and Twitter: @BeckieHenderson.