Thomas Legendre was the tutor for my MA Creative Writing course at Nottingham University. It was a new course, so I was one of the first three people to graduate from Nottingham with this Masters. Thomas was the only teacher – his classes were interesting, and he is very friendly and encouraging (having never let anyone read anything that I’d written before, I was quite nervous when I first had to submit a story!).
I bought and read his novel, ‘The Burning’, before I started the course. At the end of the year I went to my graduation ceremony, and then walked across campus in my gown and mortar board to get Thomas to sign the book.
As for the novel – I can, of course, highly recommend it!
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