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Witty, cynical and sarcastic...I loved it!!!,
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This review is from: Education, Edukation, Edukashun (Paperback)
This was a funny and entertaining book and a very intriguing and enlightening insight into the inner workings of the comprehensive education system. Rainsford has created believable and recognisable characters in both the teaching staff and the pupils of Gruffud ap Cynan Comp. Being raised in a small Welsh town myself I recognised many of the traits of the staff and pupils alike and some of the incidents in the book seemed eerily familiar and I could certainly image some of my old teachers thinking along the same lines as Dave Falconer. My only problem with this book was the slightly excessive use of commas and exclamations marks but as I tend to read books without paying a huge amount of attention to the grammer (which I'll admit does occasionally cause me some confusion) I didn't find it detracted from the story too much. Overall a thoroughly entertaining and light hearted book that shines a bright spot light on the education system showing all it's faults, flaws and occasional successes through the eyes of a slightly cynical and brilliantly witty teacher. I will definitely be reading this again.