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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (16 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444741381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444741384
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Heartwarming nostalgia book about a young and idealistic teacher transforming the lives of her pupils in deprived 1960s Liverpool.

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Bernadette Robinson taught children in Liverpool for over four decades. She has now retired and lives with her husband Robby in Cheshire.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grillon on 5 Feb. 2014
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This must be one of the most wonderful books I have read for a long while. The Author was born in post war Liverpool in 1944, as was I, Her description of her early life in the city took me back to the experiences we both aparently shared, especially the early Beetles and lunch times spent at the Cavern club. Even if not from Liverpool the social history is invaluable for its own sake. It describes the poverty, humanity and resiliance of the people who lived in one of our greatest cities.

The Author's account of her actual teaching is also delightful; poignant, human and very often laugh - out - loud funny. It makes you realise what school was all about before the days of Ofsted, league tables, and the politically 'approved' curriculm took their toll. The pure kindness displayed is a delightfull counterpoise to what, all too often these days, seems to be a cold and soul-less materialism, lacking compassion and with little regard for anything except cost and Political Correctness.

Even at the end, when faced with retirement, the Author manages to show us that there is always something to live for and that joy can be found in almost any situation. I'd recommend this book to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Eccles on 16 Jun. 2013
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As stated above, I read this on holiday & loved it. My Mum read it before me in paperback & she enjoyed it too. Plus the author & my Mum are around the same age so they recall the Beatles era.

I have been looking out to see if she has written any more books but can't find any at the moment, hopefully she has more in the pipeline!
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By Marie barbet on 9 July 2014
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Light and easy to read.
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By Bunny lover on 27 May 2014
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I have given this book 5 stars.
It was a heartwarming story which I found hard to put down.
Really enjoyable throughout.
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This is a lovely book to read, perhaps as its author comes from my home city bringing back lots if memories, some heartfelt some tragic; but nevertheless beautifully written, thought provoking and inspiring.
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By sheila williams on 15 Feb. 2014
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Made me laugh out loud in parts and cry in others took me back in time to my school days and growing up in that period in time in liverpool could really relate to her stories about life in the classroom highly recommended to any one who grew up in the late fifties and sixties in liverpool.
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By gran on 19 Dec. 2013
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this book was a good read ,funny,heartfelt.It could be bought as a gift .This book will take people back to thier own childhood.
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This a great bit of social history from the perspective of an intelligent and aware woman with touching personal stories - good book
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