- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 632 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing (1 Jun. 2006)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003O85U0A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #936,055 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Each paragraph, densely-packed with Allen's razor-sharp speedy feminine wit draws (partly) from her own experiences in the classroom.
Bryony doesn't pay too many compliments. From the outset, in setting the scene for the novel, using her detailed character-study sarcasm she highlights the cast's imperfections to hilarity. And judging by her depth of verbal ammunition, Bryony is hardly someone you would want to argue with.
Sometimes I did feel sorry for some, (but again in another schoolyard parallel) only in moments when I wasn't laughing at them.
"Mystery" is genuinely hilarious for everyone broadminded with the exception perhaps of school staff members about to undergo intrusive inspections themselves.
Thank goodness that this is only fiction.
Read it one page at a time and laugh properly this time at those people we've all met before.
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To me, this wasn't just your ordinary mystery book, this was a mystery with some humour twisted into the story line and it really works. It allows you to able to see the characters in a different light than most novels, these characters which appear to be flawed just like any other human being in real life is what makes the novel for me along with the great detail. A cracking read I just could not put down.
by Bryony Allen
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An entertaining and amusing read, July 15, 2010
This review is from: Mystery Deceit and a School Inspector (Paperback)
I found the first chapter quite hard going and difficult to remain focused on the story line, however by the time I got to chapter 2 I was hooked and couldn't put the book down!
Obviously certain events are taken from the authors own life experiences both through work and were she lives. Her sense of humour and personality shone through from the beginning. Not the sort of book I would normally read - stumbled upon it while looking for something else and glad I did! I think people who work with children in one way or another where Ofsted are concerned will find this a very appropriate and amusing novel. Well worth reading. I look forward to further novels from this author! Comment | Permalink
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