Roger Long was born in South London in 1947. In the late sixties he began a career as a primary school teacher. He met his wife, June, while teaching in Kent and they moved to Cornwall at the end of the seventies with three children from June’s previous marriage, and another on the way. Their second child was born eighteen months later. By the mid nineties the stresses and pressures of teaching were beginning to take a toll on his health and Roger took an early retirement from the job that had given him so much pleasure. He and June continue to live in Cornwall and both work part-time while enjoying the freedom that semi-retirement provides.
Snoutsfield - a long lost derelict village in Sussex is inherited by Donna Preston.
In 1799 Sir Treffry Cardinham is forced to change his name to Sir William Preston. His reasons for doing so resonating into Donna’s life centuries later.
During WWII the now derelict village becomes a covert RAF base called Downland. During 1943 two French airman follow horribly in the dark path Sir William strode.
Launched from an all boys school in nineteen sixty five and into Teacher Training College a new world opens up for Charlie Bristle.
A world of new friendships, a few interesting mishaps... and some very interesting girls. Girls with some unusual ideas