This book tells a heartwarming tale of new beginnings. When Simon Russell's wife suddenly leaves him after thirty years, he decides that it is time to change his entire life. He leaves the school where he is Head Teacher and joins ather that is failing, he sells his cottage and moves into a flat and he takes up new challenges such as long distance running. He finds himself in a completely new world with others in similar life changing situations - his new neighbour, a journalist and reformed cocaine addict, is also starting afresh; his hairdresser is coming to terms with becoming a single mother and his new deputy head has just broken off a long affair with a married man. Cut and Run is the story of how the lives of these four characters intersect and the part they play in each other's fate. It will appeal to both men and women with its positive message of hope, renewal and love the second time around.
Nigel Jepson began his career in education as a history teacher and for the last eighteen years he has been a headmaster. He is currently Head of Carlton Bolling College in Bradford, which came out of special measures in 2004. Jepson has an Education Doctorate from Leeds University and he is also a qualified Ofsted Inspector. Jepson is the author of one previous novel, The Inspector and the Superhead, which was published in 2000. He has two daughters and lives with his wife in Ramsbottom, Lancashire.