About the Book
About the Author
How do you survive teaching English when hammers replace pens and this is only the beginning of a craziness that takes over from the happy and positive
normality of a job started three decades before? Do you simply survive, strike
out or accept defeat? Is hiding in a classroom's false ceiling a sensible protest,
and will getting rid of the Headmaster bring about hopeful change? Names are
altered and a precise location concealed, but could such a school exist
and have students and their teachers actually behaved like this?
From melodramatic to sensitive snapshots, the history of a lifetime's teaching in
one school is revealed in candid, bizarre and comic vignettes, all
linked by one teacher's experience and a core of real students and
teachers who made the job impossible or deeply rewarding. There is
comedy in the horror, and passion in the despair. Above all there is
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