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Hardworking, erudite and sometimes serious, Alice Rutherford is a model student, studying A-levels at Claude Bennett School. But during the fading months of 1995, her life is unexpectedly turned upside down by the arrival of an impossibly handsome and charismatic new teacher, Mr Chambers. A strange attraction quickly develops between Tom and Alice, and almost immediately every situation they find themselves in is heightened by temptation and desire. During a school trip and thrown together accidently, Tom briefly lets his guard down and they share an honest moment that permanently shifts their path. What ensues is a secret, deeply passionate love affair neither thought possible. But as their paralleled obsessions grow more ardent, the moral and social danger it represents becomes ever more tangible, and soon they are forced to confront the inevitable question of forever...The Not Gate is a nostalgic, thought provoking and seductive tale of first love, forbidden sex and human fragility and the guilty tie that binds them all.
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Erudite, naïve and thoughtful. Alice Rutherford is, in her eyes, the epitome of normal. But during the fading months of 1995 her sheltered life is unexpectedly turned upside down by the arrival of an impossibly handsome and enticing new teacher, Tom Chambers.
A strange and intense attraction develops and almost immediately every innocent encounter is heightened by thoughts of temptation and desire.
Eventually Tom and Alice share a brief moment of honesty that cements their undeniable connection and kick starts a deeply passionate affair that consumes and masters them both.
Paralleled obsessions grow more ardent and the moral and social danger it presents becomes ever more tangible.
But should they stop something so powerful, just because it’s so beautifully wrong?...
‘The Not Gate is nostalgic and thought provoking. A seductive tale of first love, forbidden sex and human fragility. This story is the guilty tie that binds them all.’
‘A beautifully flawed and delicate sexual relationship under the microscope – brilliant.’
‘It’s intense, fascinating, passionate – hottest vanilla ever!’ Noël Cades
**PLEASE NOTE: This is a revised 2nd edition of 'THE NOT GATE' that was first published in May 2013.
It is the first part of a two part story that concludes in 'MR CHAMBERS' by Tammy Bench. Although you could read this book as a stand alone story also.
Tammy Bench was born in Oxford and, having grown up in the '80s and '90s, has always felt nostalgic for those days and draws from them whenever she writes. She lives in Northamptonshire with her husband and daughter. The Not Gate is her first novel.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR005440760
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR010174075
Book Description Matador, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0011478804