Top positive review
St. Cretien's College, 2009 - 2010
on 29 July 2013
This is without doubt one of the funniest books that I have ever read
Transports the reader into a surreal yet totally believable world of formal secondary education. Anyone who has been to boarding school or grammar school (as I did in the 60's) will relate to the letters, memo's, notices and general day to day running of an 'upper' class educational establishment, trying to be seen to provide an excellent education for their pupils and at the same time to be seen to be a 'rock and pillar' in the close knit local community. The best thing is that it is brought up to date with emails, references to conflict in foreign parts, and health and safety issues.
Not many books have me laughing out loud, but this one did just that!
I will not detail any part of the book, (don't want to spoil anything) but there are recurring themes that at the beginning of the book actually pass you by. You reach a certain point where it all falls into place and you think 'Oh yes, I get that now!', and the revelation is further enhanced by 'subtle prodding' in the pre delivery; very clever.
All in all a brilliant piece of work. I read the book in 3 days and the old cliche, couldn't put it down, in this case definitely applies.