Peter Rushforth - a Yorkshire novelist and teacher
Appreciations of Peter and his work as a teacher
and his success as a novelist
Introduction * "Kindergarten" * "Pinkerton's Sister" * "A Dead Language"
An email from May 23rd 2016
Having just stumbled across the fact that Peter Rushforth tragically died, I would like to offer my rather late condolences to all his friends and family. Mr Rushforth taught me English from 1978 right up to 1983 at Friends' School in Great Ayton, and he was amazingly inspirational. I still remember being hugely impressed when Kindergarten was released. Memory of his success stayed with me and this has since spurred me on as an author in my own right. With my sixth novel approaching completion I still often think of Peter Rushforth and hope to emulate his success.
(aka Ed Halliday)
Saturday May 13th 2006 A Spring Meeting to celebrate the work of Peter
The following are copies of emails I have received via the website. If you would like something posted on this page, please feel free to email me with your thoughts. EMAIL Phil Brown
Dear Phil and Molly Brown, I am writing to thank you for the Peter Rushforth pages on your website. I am reading A Dead Language, borrowed from the library and chosen almost by (happy) accident, as these things frequently are; I am a Classics teacher in a prep school and the title of the book caught my eye. What an amazing and original book; what a special mind must have created it. Your web pages make Peter more vivid than a broadsheet obituary ever could; he was clearly well-loved by those who knew him.
With best wishes, Amanda Mott
Friends School 1982-1989
(now living in Australia)
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Scenes near where Peter lived in the village of Castleton in the North York Moors National Park
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