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  • Location: Somerset

Three Hours

Three Hours

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: In rural Somerset,  a school is under siege.

  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. Told from the point of view of the people at the heart of it, from the wounded headmaster in the library, unable to help his trapped pupils and staff, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the parents gathering desperate for news, to the 16 year old Syrian refugee trying to rescue his little brother, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the students taking refuge in the school theatre, all experience the most intense hours of their lives, where evil and terror are met by courage, love and redemption.

Travel Guide


Despite the novel taking place in a small vague village in Somerset, the author researched and was inspired by Surrey. For obvious reasons, there is no real booktrail for this novel given the subject matter.

What the book does do, is to highlight the emotional turmoil of a school under siege. In the UK, gun laws are tighter than many other countries yet still such tragedies do happen  – Dunblane in Scotland for example. The Columbine Massacre is the one most people recall from the USA.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Three Hours

Destination : Somerset   Author/Guide: Rosamund Lupton  Departure Time: 2000s

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