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The Internet Revolutionary(2011)
(The third book in the Octavia Trilogy series)
A novel by Beryl Kingston
This is the story of the first internet revolution which took place in 2003. All the characters in it are fictional but all the events actually happened and they were driven by the same feelings of rage and despair that drove the teenagers who went on the rampage in our major cities a few weeks ago. The central character, Simon Earnley, whose life and loves we follow, is an idealistic young teacher, who works in a tough inner city comprehensive school and knows what a demoralising effect constant examinations are having on many of his pupils. He is also the great great nephew of Octavia Smith, suffragette and educational pioneer, whose story is told in 'Octavia' and Octavia's War' and whose fire he inherits. But he can't see what one person could do against such a heavily entrenched system and although he is angry he says nothing and goes on working it and enduring it. Then two things happen that change his opinions and his life. First he inherits his aunt's papers, which are eye-openers, and then a few weeks later he discovers that the A level results have been 'doctored'. The stage is set for revolution.
Used availability for Beryl Kingston's The Internet Revolutionary
August 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition