They say time can heal all wounds…
When Jess and Rupert parted ways, it was the end of a great love story that might have been. Now ten years later, the very different paths they have taken in life will bring them back together for a chance meeting.
But with so much left unsaid about the break up neither ever recovered from and with each keeping their own devastating secrets, will they finally be able to make the fractured pieces of their love for one another whole again?
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Five fun facts about Trinity College, Cambridge
The Pieces of You and Me is set in three different places, Cambridge, Highgate (in North London) and York.
To celebrate the release of my new book I’m taking a look at Cambridge and, more specifically, Trinity College where Rupert – the hero of the novel – studied (the eagle eyed reader will know that Trinity also featured in my first novel The Many Colours of Us).
- Trinity is the largest college at Cambridge university with around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates and 180 fellows. It was founded in 1546 by Henry VIII
- Trinity alumni include 6 prime ministers and Prince Charles, who got a rather poor degree from the college in 1970. Rumour has it that his bodyguard, who had to attend all the lectures and seminars with him, sat the exams and got much better marks, but sadly as he was not officially enrolled in the university he couldn’t be awarded his degree.
- One of Trinity’s most famous alumni is Isaac Newton who discovered gravity. In Trinity New Court (a square of grass to the south of the college) there is a large tree that more gullible tourists are told is the tree that helped Newton make his great discovery when an apple fell from it. However, the tree at Trinity is a chestnut! The actual apple tree was at Woolsthorpe Manor near Grantham where it still produces apples!
- Notorious Romantic poet Lord Byron was at Trinity in the early 1800s where, legend has it, he kept a bear in his rooms in an attempt to flout the rule that banned students from keeping dogs in their rooms.
- In 1851, students from Trinity College formed The Ghost Club, which described itself as a: ‘a society for the investigation of ghosts and all supernatural appearances and superstitions’. Charles Dickens and Siegfried Sassoon were both supposedly involved. Members believed that by joining they remained a ghost in the afterlife; they even addressed one another as ‘brother ghost’. Rather bizarrely The Ghost Club still exists!
Rachel Burton is the author of the international ebook bestseller The Many Colours of Us.
Rachel spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her fiancé and their three cats. The main loves of her life are The Beatles and very tall romantic heroes.
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