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Looking at the other reviews, I can see this book might be the publishing equivalent of Marmite!
The issues Penman considers make for uncomfortable reading, but I... Read more
The author undestandably bemoans the problems of finding a suitable school for his kids, but shies away from the contribution his own politics have made to creating this... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2011 by Andrew
It's hard to have sympathy for a tabloid journalist and even harder when he manages to write 204 pages about choosing the right school for his son, without ever mentioning that he... Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2011 by A. Chell
School Daze is a diary of events leading up to the eventual allocation of a secondary school place for the author's child. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2011 by Peter J Godliman
Andrew Penman, a Daily Mirror reporter, doesn't believe that schools should be selective: as a self-described "pinko", he hates elitism. Read morePublished on 13 Mar. 2011 by T. Burkard
I had low expectations of this book ... a mass market newspaper journalist attempting to win against a school system deliberately designed to prevent education taking place ... Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2011 by Mr. R. G. A. Thomas
As a journalist, Andrew Penman has a writing style that keeps this book pacy and is fact-filled. He presents it in diary form as he decides whether or not to move from a London... Read morePublished on 23 Jan. 2011 by Ms. Sophy Friend
Perhaps it was meant as a joke, but this book is just going to stoke the fears of many other well-off, right-on, suburban parents. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2011 by Black Mask