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Starkeye & Co. : Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s, Paperback / softback Book

Starkeye & Co. : Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools and product of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1944.

All he knew about was German aircraft recognition, cricket and Hollywood films.

During the following years, he had to deal with new surroundings, new subjects, new friends, V-2 rockets, his parents' broken marriage, adolescence and a post-war culture of shortage.

Fortunately, he was taught by some memorable teachers, some of whom helped to shape his later life and teaching career.

His account of life at a grammar school in the 1940s is interwoven with the historical context of this turbulent decade, which saw not only the devastation and deprivation of the Second World War, but also the hardships faced by a country rebuilding itself afterwards.

The author's experiences will resonate with anyone who has followed a similar path.


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