Notes on A Scandal

Notes on A Scandal

What Was She Thinking?

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When her best friend Sheba Hart's love affair with an underage male student comes to light, igniting a media circus, solitary schoolteacher Barbara Covett decides to write an account of the affair in her friend's defense, in the process revealing not only Sheba's secrets, but also her own. Reissue. 75,000 first printing. (A Fox Searchlight film, releasing September 2006, starring Cate Blanchett & Judi Dench) (General Fiction)

McMillan Palgrave
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Now a Major Motion Picture

Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defense--and ends up revealing not only Sheba's secrets, but also her own.


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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and now a major motion picture from Fox Searchlight starring Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench
 
Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until Sheba Hart, the new art teacher at St. George's, befriends her. But even as their relationship develops, so too does another: Sheba has begun an illicit affair with an underage male student. When the scandal turns into a media circus, Barbara decides to write an account in her friend's defense --and ends up revealing not only Sheba's secrets, but also her own.


Baker
& Taylor

When her new friend and co-worker, Sheba Hart, begins a passionate affair with a male student, schoolteacher Barbara Covett decides to defend Sheba and unknowingly reveals secrets they both hide.

Publisher: New York : Picador, c2003, 2006
ISBN: 9780312426095
0312426097
Branch Call Number: FICTION HELLER
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: What was she thinking

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iamsonali Jul 18, 2012

Excellent book! The writing is so compelling, its hard to put down. However, the nature of the topic forces you to take pauses and reflect over what happened. One of the best books I have ever read!

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