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    'Marriage had never been on his cards, but neither had breaking up with his girlfriend before dating his ex-teacher while studying at Oxford.'
    In which Dakin's insecurities show, and loose ends are tied up. Or, we get the ending we deserved.
    (For Curt, who was the engine behind this angst-train.)

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    An unorthodox teacher, Freed Justine, and his colleagues, Bob Hector and Porlyusica Greentrees, at a British grammar school try to prepare gifted young charges for the upcoming Oxford and Cambridge entrance exams. The students absorb the facts and figures thrown at them by academia, and in the process, they also learn a little about life.

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    "He, in the darkest corner of the pub, hands wrapped around a pen and a pint, listened to Dakin moan about the next essay, the next woman, the next step. Then there was a stutter, a stop, and he looked up at Dakin who gazed back with a calculating expression. Then there was a smirk, and Scripps felt his blood run cold. He knew that face."

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    19
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    1
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    261
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    Take up the break down. Or, another one of those stories where Posner has a collapse but he eventually sorts it out with the help of Scripps and everyone lives happily ever after. i.e. copious quoting of poetry and all the other tropes.

    Series
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    4,337
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    1
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    5
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    thirty years later, history has a chance to rattle backwards and correct itself.

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    3,365
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    1/1
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    1
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    13
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    59
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    7
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    Irwin has to teach Stuart Dakin whilst staying professional. This can sometimes prove to be quite a difficult task.

    Title is from Romeo and Juliet.

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    30
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    1
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    473
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    Dorothy can't stop taking in strays.

    (Alternatively, the boys are cats. That's it, that's the plot.)

    Literal Cat AU.

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    4
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    1
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    "I passed by the school where I studied as a boy
    and said in my heart: here I learned certain things
    and didn't learn others. All my life I have loved in vain
    the things I didn't learn."

    "The School Where I Studied," by Yehuda Amichai, translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld.

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    When Scripps gets to Oxford, certain things change and others don't. Or: Don Scripps grows up and, however slowly, attempts to come to terms with God, love, and himself.

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    14
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    “You called me Dakin during class. Who’s Dakin? Another student?”

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    (There were other Dakins.)

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    5
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    Irwin receives an invitation, and recalls that history is about making moves.

    or not making them.
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    "Are you going, then?”

    “Where?” Irwin asks around a mouthful of egg salad.

    "To the big bloody graduation bonanza. I assume you got your invitation.”

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    1
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    Posner persuades Scripps to come and give a talk to his sixth-form class about applying for Oxbridge. Scripps has a strange feeling that history is repeating itself.

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    12
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    1
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    1025
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    I just needed to write some fluff. Starts angsty, ends disgustingly happy. Plenty of clichés.

     

    “Irwin,” and saying the name again hurt, “You should go, don’t worry about me, you’re probably busy and I’ll be fine on my own. You don’t want to see me again.”

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    Scripps had nothing against London, nothing against the grey mornings when his alarm clock failed to wake him up and fog tried to swallow him whole as he dashed toward the nearby underground station. All in all, he was fairly pleased with the course his life had decided to take. And yet he didn't stop to think twice when Dakin sent him a telegraph and told him to pack his bags, book a boat ticket and start a new life.

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    15
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    What if they'd had that drink?

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    Scripps' diary of his first term at Oxford.

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    1
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    16
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    40
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    15
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    787
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    Sunday afternoon - not in the subjunctive.

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    4
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    30
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    4
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    Irwin and Dakin never got around to having a drink, but other things did occur.

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    All girls grow up someday.

    Scripps and Posner, from school through Oxford and beyond.

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    Scripps is observant, so it isn’t as if she doesn’t know about Posner and girls before the infatuation with Dakin. She thinks if she’d only paid better attention, she would have noticed sooner. Not so much about the girls perhaps, but at least about the lack of boys.

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    18
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    324
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    Dakin dreams and wakes up with someone else, remembering Irwin and Cutler's Grammar School

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    English
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    303
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    1/1
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    1
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