Tag Archives: Binswood Hall

Being Published

On a couple of occasions recently I have been asked what the first thing I ever had published was. This is a difficult question to answer, because I never know at what level the questioner expects me to begin. For … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of Simon

Every school has a Simon. The sort of kid who doesn’t quite fit in, who seems to be in a permanent daze and whose conversation appears to be completely at a tangent to whatever anyone else is talking about. Simon … Continue reading

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Mr & Mme Davey – Part Two

Last Wednesday, I began the story of the two most inept teachers it was ever my sorry misfortune to encounter, and I told you about Mme Davey. Today, we turn to her husband. The Daveys always put me in mind … Continue reading

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If We All Spit Together…

Some of you may remember Spitting Image. It was a satirical puppet show back in the 1980s, famous for lampooning Margaret Thatcher as a man, John Major as a grey man obsessed with peas, and just about every other politician … Continue reading

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