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The Teacher’s Secret

by Suzanne Leal

A popular teacher with something to hide.

A new principal determined to uncover the truth.

A young mother, suddenly single, who struggles to rebuild her life.

A grieving daughter who must learn to face the world again.

A family forced to flee their homeland and start afresh.

A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe.

The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.


Watch our live interview with Suzanne below:


25 May, 2016

About Suzanne Leal

Suzanne Leal began her career as a criminal lawyer and has since held appointments to several tribunals, including the Refugee Review Tribunal. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is an experienced interviewer at literary functions and events. She has been a judge for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and for 'The Nib' Waverley Library Award for Literature. Her first novel, Border Street, was commended in the Asher Literary Award. The Teacher's Secret is her second novel. Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband, David, and her four children, Alex, Dominic, Xavier and Miranda.


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