A Little Learning
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Little Learning by Libby Purves
Book DescriptionThis lively selection brings together journalist and broadcaster Libby Purves' experiences as journalist, parent, governor and former pupil of half a dozen assorted schools from Bangkok to Tunbridge Wells, displaying her eclectic and provocative opinions and ideas on teaching and learning. This collection of the best of her writing in the Times Educational Supplement covers - sometimes thoughtfully, sometimes mockingly - everything from national policy to the eccentricities of headteachers and the limitations of IT. Education professionals over the years have received her outsider view with enthusiasm, laughter, inspiration and occasional fury. From ministerial madness to the pitfalls of uniform and the vagaries of teenagers, this book is dedicated to the amusement of a cadre of professionals Libby once planned to join, until she lost her nerve. It is dedicated, with thanks and admiration, to all teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415417099
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Libby Purves
Mischief Among the Penguins, Paperback (December 2015)
Mischief among the Penguins is H.W. Tilman's 1961 book about his voyage to the Southern Ocean islands of Crozet and Kerguelen. It bears testament to his ocean navigation skills and seamanship. The accounts of the island anchorages, their snow-covered heights, geology and the flora and fauna pay tribute to the interests and ingenuity of his crew.
Conference at Cold Comfort Farm, Paperback (August 2011)
Robert Poste's child is back at Cold Comfort Farm. But all is not well. Flora finds the farm transformed into a twee haven filled with Toby jugs and peasant pottery, and rooms labeled'Quiete Retreate' and 'Greate laundrie'. It is, Flora winces, 'exactly like being locked in the Victoria and Albert Museum after closing time'.
Do You Think You're Clever?, Paperback (June 2010)
The brilliant offbeat guide to tackling Oxbridge's infamously challenging interview questions
Shadow Child, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Libby Purves
A powerful novel from Radio 4 presenter and Times columnist Libby Purves, inspired by the loss of her own son
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Author Biography - Libby Purves
A household name in the UK, Libby Purves is the erudite presenter of a number of radio programmes on BBC Radio 4 including "Mid Week" and "The Learning Curve". She writes regularly on educational and cultural issues in many of the quality newspapers in the UK and has a regular column in the Times Educational Supplement. As a writer of fiction she is well known both in the UK and overseas.
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