Joe Campion is the kind of teacher that any child would want for their class.
He's also the kind of teacher that lots of mothers want to have. And some of them do.
When he becomes aware of the neglect and abuse suffered by a pupil in his care and witnesses an explosion of rage from the music teacher in the school, he decides the systems in place to deal with such instances aren't fit for purpose.
His impulsive nature, dedication to his pupils and his love of women lead him into a chain of events that would cause even the most consummate professional to unravel.
‘I consider Bird to be an heir to a British literary tradition: the works of Alan Sillitoe, John Braine, and others from the late 1950s and early '60s…[featuring] young anti-heroes who clash with staid society.’ Mets6986
'In Loco Parentis is a rare and devastating book.' Chris Rhatigan
'Beautiful, painful and excruciatingly brilliant writing.' McDroll
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Nigel Bird Bibliography As Editor: 2012 Pulp Ink 2 published by Snubnose Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan) 2011 Pulp Ink published by Needle Press (co-edited by Chris Rhatigan) 2011 Where The Wild Things Were (The Best Of The Rue Bella) 1998 - 2003 The Rue Bella Magazine volumes 1 to 9 (co-edited by Geoff Bird) Novels: 2012 In Loco Parentis Novellas: 2013 The Rocks Below 2012 Mr Suit 2012 Smoke Short Story Anthologies including my work: 2013 Lee (the Lee Marvin anthology) published by Crime Factory 2012 Nightfalls (story Greene Day) published by Dark Valentine Press 2012 Both Barrels (story, The Rhythm Of Life)published by Shotgun Honey 2012 Protectors (Stories To Benefit Protect) (story, Baby's In Blue) published by Goombah Gumbo Press 2012 Crimefactory 11 (story, Horse) published by Crime Factory 2011 True Brit Grit (story, Stones In Me Pockets) published by Guilty Conscience 2011 Off The Record (story, Super Trouper) published by Guilty Conscience 2011 Grimm Tales (story, Sing A Song Of Sixpence) published by Untreed Reads 2011 Pulp Ink (story, A Whole Lot Of Rosie) published by Needle Publications 2011 Speedloader (story, You Dirty Rat) published by Snubnose Press 2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 9 (story, Sisterhood) published by Robinson 2011 Mammoth Best British Crime 8 (story, An Arm And A Leg) published by Robinson 2010 Caught By Darkness (an anthology of Dark Tales) published by Pill Hill Press Short Story (Individual) 2012 Sleeps With The Fishes 2011 Into Thin Air published by Untreed Reads Short Story Collections (Individual) 2011 With Love And Squalor 2011 Beat On The Brat (and other stories) 2011 Dirty Old Town (and other stories) Poetry Collections (Individual) 2011 The Day My Coat Stuck On My Head 2011 Busted Flat Magazines 2011 Voluted Tales (story, Fisher Of Men) 2010 Needle Magazine (story, Beat On The Brat) 2010 Crimespree Magazine (story, An Arm And A Leg) 2010 Dark Valentine Magazine (story, Silver Street) 2009 The Reader Magazine (story, Into Thin Air)