Behind The Golden Bars Of Freedom

Tucked deep in the recesses of every human heart, lies buried, the priceless treasure of moments etched evergreen in one’s memory. Reminiscences of carefree and mirthful days spent at school, form a cherished portion of those golden memories. ‘Behind the Golden Bars of Freedom’ is the first book in a series of books that elaborate on the incidents that take place in L’ ÉtudianteÉclairée (LEE) International School, nestled in the small hill town of Coonoor in the Blue Mountains.

The story opens with the enrolment of Dorothy at LEE. Dorothy finds herself in what she interprets as an austere circus of performing idiots and is unwilling to be pushed towards discipline and orderliness, impractical qualities for which she has no purpose in life. Her unruly ego and indomitable character refuse to bend to what she perceives as irrational rules solely framed with the purpose of bringing calamity into the lives of teenagers at the boarding school. Unable to get her hands on a cell phone, Dorothy is cut-off from her social circle and whimpers like a crow ensnarled in an electric live wire. Thanks to her petulant nature, Dorothy makes a few friends and countless enemies. She sniffles and sobs, bubbles, and bobs as she confronts people with various shades of character that she had never imagined existed!

Masking her annoyance, hiding her fears, she also has her share of fun and adventure with her new found friends. She decides to play up the game, tame her unruly spirits temporarily, and prove herself to her mother so that she can triumphantly win back her freedom.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Clever Fox Publishing; Second edition (6 July 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 178 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9394437177
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-9394437173
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 years and up


The author has written a distinctive yet outstanding work. This novel brought back memories of my time in school since it captures every emotion that one has upon starting at a new institution so well.

– Srishti Kumari

“Behind the Golden Bars of Freedom” is a light and emotional read that readers can enjoy and learn from.

– Vidhya Thakkar


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