The Battle for Big School
By (author) Sarah Tucker
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Battle for Big School by Sarah Tucker
Book DescriptionThere are 50 places at The Oaks, the best grammar school in Letchbury, and 1,000 children applying. Competition is fierce and parents are prepared to do everything and anything to get their child one of the coveted spaces. Close friends Lily, Julie, Karen and househusband Paul aren't overly concerned. After all, aren't their children bright and sociable enough? But they're quickly shaken out of their complacency when enrolment time approaches and turns out to be little more than a rigged lottery, where only the most ruthless hold the cards. Marriages and friendships crumble under the pressure, fake addresses abound and tutors rates soar. As measures get more and more extreme, the four quickly rally their troops and throw themselves into the battle for big school. Initially wary to be in competition with each other, they realise that the only way of out-smarting the rest of the pack is by coming up with a plan. Because getting their kids into The Oaks will demand determination and strategy akin to Mission Impossible ...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099498469
(199mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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School's Out, Paperback (July 2008)
In school playgrounds, parents huddle in worried packs, putting together their final plans to survive the summer weeks - school is officially out. Amanda has a plan to make it through the summer holidays with her three, overexcited offspring. But the addition of fellow-mum Suzanne and her perfect son Orlando quickly shatters Amanda's adventure.
Playground Mafia, Paperback (September 2006)
Meet Caroline Gray: divorcee and newly-single mother. Firmly closing the door on her acrimonious divorce, Caroline and son Ben have moved to trendy Frencham where they join Caroline's long-time best friends, Heather and Eva. Settling into their new life is easy, but nothing has prepared Caroline for the demands of motherhood at The Sycamore.
Therapeutic Community Approach to Care in the Community, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Sarah Tucker
This book focuses on the practical implications and use of dialogue, language and education in community care. A stimulating contribution to the debate on the future of community care, this book advocates the active engagement of clients in their own lives and promotes the development of a shared sense of responsibility between client and carer.
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Author Biography - Sarah Tucker
An award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Sarah Tucker was a presenter on the BBC1 Holiday programme and, more recently, anchored I Want That House Revisited on ITV1. She regularly contributes to women's magazines, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Guardian. Sarah Tucker is the author of The Playground Mafia and three romantic comedies published by Harlequin.
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