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Ex King's Bruton Music Director sets novel at former school

Published Wednesday 16th of January 2013 03:27:29 PM

Anyone who worked with the occasionally mischievous former Director of Music at King's, Bruton in Somerset, Dr Glynn Jenkins, would be well advised to read his latest novel, Corpus Procession, now available on Kindle.
Dr Jenkins has based his latest detective story at 'the prestigious King's School in Bruton', unashamedly admitting in his Author's Note that 'some friends have allowed themselves to appear in these pages, to be affectionately portrayed and frequently lampooned: they know who they are, and all other characters are entirely fictional.'
Be that as it may, former colleagues previously satirised in Dr Jenkins' staff pantomines will now be devouring the contents of his third novel to ascertain whether they can breathe again or whether they need a telephone number for my learned friend.
Dr Jenkins, now Director of Music at St Leonard's in Fife, did say, however: 'It's entirely complimentary about the School, so the Head has nothing to fear!'
The Kindle blurb explains that Detective George Ashley is invited to King's for its annual Corpus Christi Procession, and whilst he is there, a murder takes place together with the theft of a curious work of art.
Assisted by his nephew Tom, a mounted gunner in the Royal Horse Artillery, he resolves to take on the case himself, but soon finds himself some way down the proverbial rabbit-hole in which he discovers that the crimes of the present are in fact inextricably linked with the area's historic past.



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