Schooldays remembered

Fiona Lafferty

Ten of the Best: School Stories with a Difference is full of material for Year 6 discussion. Ten well-known children's authors have written about their schooldays for this anthology, edited by Wendy Cooling (Collins Children's Books pound;6.99). What is striking is how unhappy many of the writers were at school, how many were made to feel worthless and how many nonetheless became teachers as well as writers for children.

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