By (author) Francis Gilbert
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Yob Nation by Francis Gilbert
Book DescriptionA devastating look at the state of Britain today - a country being steadily corroded and coarsened by the advance of Yob Culture. Francis Gilbert's last book - I'm a Teacher, Get Me Out of Here - was described by Clare Short in the New Statesman as 'a funny, moving and worrying memoir'. His new book is also funny, but far more alarming; it shows how the relentless march of yobbery has infected every aspect of our lives; violent crime has quadrupled since 1979, and foul language and abusive behaviour has permeated the whole of society. It's not just football hooligans (and footballers) who've gloried in yobbish behaviour; politicians like Alistair Campbell and John Prescott have played their part. With the old moral codes no longer existing, society has become engulfed with fear and distrust. Francis Gilbert draws on his own experiences (working in a tough inner-city comprehensive), and of people all round Britain, to vividly illustrate his thesis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780749951016
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francis Gilbert
Last Day of Term, Paperback (March 2012)
Told within a single day, The Last Day of Term interweaves the gritty realities of teenage life in an inner-city school with a touching and comic story of a man in crisis.
Tobani V. Carl Fischer, Inc U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings, Paperback / softback (October 2011)
Working the System, Paperback (September 2009)
Offers answers to your questions as a concerned parent - with tips and advice about things from choosing and getting your child into a good primary school, through to how to keep your teenagers motivated.
Parent Power, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Francis Gilbert
A survival guide to the education system for every concerned parent
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Author Biography - Francis Gilbert
Francis Gilbert, born in 1968, gained his Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia; he then taught at one of the roughest comprehensives in the country. He gave up teaching in 1997 and worked as a journalist - but became a full-time teacher again in 2001.
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