About the book

Haunted by tragedy, Charlotte wants to flee New Zealand so answers an advertisement to teach English in Korea. She could have gone anywhere, anywhere away from what had been the sheltered safety of her enclosed rural valley. But is running away from the past the right thing to do? What is 'right', anyway? And who, really, is she?

The Korean students at Speak-English Academy, like the children Charlotte used to teach at Sunday School back in the valley, aren't the only ones who have lessons to learn. As the story veers from the past to the present and back again, can the teacher be taught to find her own answers?

About the author

Natasha Judd won the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award in 2003. This story was the starting point for her novel. Raised in West Auckland, Natasha is currently living in London with her husband, Matthew, and working on another novel.

Summary

Tender, funny, fresh, Natasha Judd's Lessons to Learn is an enchanting novel.