AN ENGLISH teacher at a school near Odiham is launching his new novel today.

Chris Radmann, who teaches at Lord Wandsworth College in Long Sutton, has written The Crack – a novel set in the apartheid era in South Africa.

The release follows Mr Radmann’s debut novel, Held Up, which was published two years ago.

The book’s launch will take place at the private school this evening, and the event will include a group discussion.