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Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

Author(s): Rosy Thornton

Location(s): Cambridge

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern



St Radegund’s College, Cambridge, which admits only women students, breaks with one hundred and sixty years of tradition by appointing a man, former BBC executive James Rycarte, as its new Head of House. As Rycarte fights to win over the Fellowship in the face of opposition from a group of feminist dons, the Senior Tutor, Dr Martha Pearce, faces her own battles: an academic career in stagnation, a depressed teenage daughter and a marriage which may be foundering. Meanwhile, the college library is susbiding into the fen mud and the students are holding a competition to see who can ‘get a snog off the Dean’. The question on everyone’s lips is how long will Rycarte survive at St Radegunds without someone’s help?

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Being a Londoner I could certainly relate to this book and the references – Ishmail VG –

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A look at the cloistered courtyards of Cambridge – a romance, but so much more than a romance! – Sheila Gavell –

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