Bruce Grindlay is swapping Kent for Thailand in September. IE learns about the current headmaster of Sutton Valence School’s passion for music and cooking, and how he is preparing for his new role.
‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It’s good, old-fashioned, compelling storytelling and beautifully crafted. The narrative is chronological, but there are clever jumps in time, so the reader fills in the gaps of family events the characters know and from which they are still experiencing emotional fallout. It has a great saga feel; family sagas interwoven with powerful events in Nigeria’s history.