Disappointing academic results, a disastrous first love and a negative first job experience all go to make Michael Morgan deeply disillusioned with the path his life has taken. He decides to train to be a French teacher. But at home the atmosphere is poisoned, his work becomes tedious and his inconsiderate management of relations with two female colleagues have unfortunate repercussions. He longs to wipe the slate of his past clean by making a fresh start to life in France. But then he's given the chance to immerse himself in an exciting business venture. Should he stay in England or pursue his French dream? Or is it himself he's running away from?
Barfield School is the first novel in the Call of France trilogy.