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More reviews in this week's TES Friday magazine

Books on school violence, reviewed by Gerald Haigh: Violence in Schools: the response in Europe Edited by Peter K Smith RoutledgeFalmer pound;22.50 pbk, pound;70 hbk Before Conflict: preventing aggressive behaviour By John D Byrnes Scarecrow pound;18.95 pbk, pound;30.95 hbk Conflict Resolution Communication: patterns promoting peaceful schools By Melinda Lincoln Scarecrow pound;16.95 pbk, pound;23.95 hbk Anger Management in Schools: alternatives to student violence By Jerry Wilde Scarecrow pound;22.95 pbk, pound;30.95 hbk

For new teachers:

The Newly Qualified Teacher's Handbook: third edition By Elizabeth Holmes Kogan Page pound;14.99 "...a book that lives up to its title: helpful in content, reassuring in tone, down to earth in application," writes Michael Duffy

In brief: The Rough Guide Chronicles England By Robin Eagles France By Ian Littlewood India By Dilip Hiro China By Justin Wintle Rough Guides pound;7.99 each

Exhibition - A blast of Blake: Magic Pencil is at the British Library until March 31 2003. See: Laureate's Progress (Jonathan Cape, pound;14.99)nbsp;

Television: Ian Rankin's Evil Thoughts C4, Saturday, November 30, 7.05-8.05pm

Going out: Heather Neill on a Byron extravaganza at the National Portrait Gallery, Sean Bean as anbsp;"two-dimensional" Macbeth at the Albery Theatre;nbsp;a jazz education project in Leicester, and more...

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