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ISBN: 9780857040350
AUTHOR: Stephen Browning
When Schooldays Were Fun
When Schooldays Were Fun
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How did this book come about? Well, I was toying with a breadstick and wondering how a restaurant could charge £12.95 for an admittedly fresh piece of dough, coated in tomato puree and topped by some parmesan cheese and a few rocket leaves, when the publisher said,

“We have been having great interest in our new series ‘When Things (Motoring and Holidays are two bestsellers)Were Fun’. A little retro – warm and funny, reminding people of times gone by, tho’ not so long ago.”

I said, “We could do ‘When Life was Fun’ – mind you, it might end about 1700.”

“I was thinking about Schooldays,” he laughed, calling for the bill. “Could you do that?”

“Oh yes,” I said. “Oh, yes, indeed.”

And so here it is. A wry and sideways look at what makes us look back with fondness on days which so often were full of dread, perhaps a little loathing and – maths. Tongue-in-cheek (but with some serious asides too), this book – along with its wonderful photographs – reminds us of The Best Days of our Lives.

Chapters include:

Facing the School Day • We Are All Good at Something • Remembering our Teachers • All Change! The 20th Century • What is That? (School Food) • School Life • Schooldays in the Arts • Schoolday Memories

Stephen Browning was educated in Norfolk before gaining an honours degree in History from the University of Kent at Canterbury. After training as a teacher at the University of Birmingham School of Education, he spent much of his working life promoting teacher exchanges between the United Kingdom and the overseas Commonwealth. He also worked for the Council for Education in the Commonwealth, a body that operates within the two chambers of the British government – the Lords and the Commons.

He has written extensively about best practice in education both in the UK and the 50- plus countries of the Commonwealth. He has written, or contributed to, a number of books about the English Language, mainly for the Asian market. Stephen is also author of Norwich in the Halsgrove Discover series and coauthor, with photographer Daniel Tink, of Spirit of Norwich Cathedral published under Halsgrove's PiXZ Books imprint.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 035 0, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published September 2010.

Discover NorwichDiscover Norwich - £14.99
The eleven walks included in this book by Stephen Browning have been chosen to give a wide variety of scenery whilst taking in most of the city’s important locations. Famous people, city enterprises, local customs, historical facts and interesting stories are woven into the walks. Each is highly illustrated.
When British Holidays Were FunWhen British Holidays Were Fun - £19.99
So book your tickets and board the coach. We’re off to the seaside for a cream tea, a ride on the fun fair, some candyfloss and a go on the coconut shie! With the emphasis very much on fun, Tom Tyler takes us back to those golden days.
When Motor Racing Was FunWhen Motor Racing Was Fun - £19.99
This fascinating book by Bryan Apps offers a unique record of the days when motor racing was fun, as seen through the eyes of those who were famously, and sometimes hilariously, associated with it. Anecdotes abound, and the text is supported by motor racing memorabilia and the author’s own paintings, many of which are now the treasured possessions of the drivers themselves.
Web Price: £19.99
23.17 EUR 24.99 USD 32.74 AUD

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