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Starkeye & Co

(2011)
Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s
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Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools and product of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1944. All he knew about was German aircraft recognition, cricket and Hollywood films. During the following years, he had to deal with new surroundings, new subjects, new friends, V-2 rockets, his parents' broken marriage, adolescence and a post-war culture of shortage. Fortunately, he was taught by some memorable teachers, some of whom helped to shape his later life and teaching career. His account of life at a grammar school in the 1940s is interwoven with the historical context of this turbulent decade, which saw not only the devastation and deprivation of the Second World War, but also the hardships faced by a country rebuilding itself afterwards. The author's experiences will resonate with anyone who has followed a similar path. Berwick Coates attended Kingston Grammar School and studied history at Cambridge. Since then he has been an army officer, author, artist, lecturer, careers adviser, games coach, and teacher of History, English, Latin and Swahili. He has worked in both state and independent schools, and is now the archivist of West Buckland School in Devon. This is his eighth book. - See more at: http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/index.php/starkeye-and-co.html#sthash.Ade334RZ.dpuf

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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Starkeye & Co: Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s
Author(s): Berwick Coates
ISBN: 0-7524-5958-9 / 978-0-7524-5958-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The History Press
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March 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Starkeye & Co: Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s
Author(s): Berwick Coates
Publisher: The History Press
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February 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Starkeye & Co: Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s
Author(s): Berwick Coates
Publisher: The History Press
Availability: Amazon UK