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  • Paperback: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Alston Books (18 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1904278760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1904278764
  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 1.9 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,100,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In his sixties, John took early retirement, gave up journalism and decided it was time to fulfil a life-long ambition to get himself an education. He had already taken A levels at night school, for fun, and found to his surprise that he had enough qualifications to become a full-time undergraduate at his home university - York. Instead of becoming an old age pensioner he became a student...

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Newbould on 14 Sept. 2011
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A modest, warm, humorous and completely engaging true story of something I and others of my age (50-somethings) have no doubt desired to achieve: To get into a university; to be further educated and enlightened, something that the author courageously realises in 'later life' after retirement from a career in journalism.

John Scott entertainingly relates his story of life at York University as a 'mature' full-time undergraduate. From his first tentative steps where one feels a truly palpable sense of anxious, nervous, jittery anticipation and perhaps outright fear (?) which is similarly omnipresent at the books conclusion. I was indeed sensing and sharing those 'nerves' too as I eagerly leafed through the pages of this book.

How the 'career change' influenced the situation at home is also portrayed with all its 'awkwardness' and difficulties of which you can imagine there were a few.

The courage, the eclectic group of characters encountered, the 'chucklesome' humour, the conflicts with his suffering spouse and home life; the dread and nervous anticipation of appraisals and results and more are related with a simple, endearing and stylish flair throughout this relatively short book. It comes to a close far too quickly!

Lovely cover illustrations. I particularly liked the one on the reverse though both were very good being perfectly appropriate to the story, in fact they left one wanting for more of the same within its covers.

I have awarded it 4* rather than 5* as I would have preferred more of aforesaid (perhaps costly?) illustrations punctuating the text as chapter illustrations rather than the unusual amount of blank pages found within this already slim-ish book. I also feel it is an all too brief account which could have been meaningfully expanded upon given the rich 'cast' of characters and events. Otherwise though it was a really great read! Recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Danny Mortimer on 12 Mar. 2014
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John Scott has a wonderfully easy writing style which makes all his books a pleasure to read. This one tells how he took early retirement and went off to fulfil a lifelong ambition by going to study for an English degree at the university of York. He obviously had the time of his life, This book is touching, warm hearted and humorous, and I suspect it will inspire many people to be brave and just 'go for it' just like he did.
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