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Author Coates, Berwick.

Title Starkeye & Co [electronic resource] : Life at a Grammar School in the 1940s / Berwick Coates.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


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Summary Blitz survivor, ex-evacuee, veteran of five primary schools, and denizen of a typical London suburb, Berwick Coates won a scholarship to a grammar school in 1940. 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 flying bombs, post-war austerity, adolescence, and rampant nationalization. Fortunately, he was taught by some memorable teachers, some of whom helped to shape his later life and teaching career. Within this account of life at a grammar school in the 1940s, which will resonate with anyone who followed a similar educational path, he interweaves the historical context of this turbulent decade, which saw not only the devastation and the "we're-all-in-this-together" spirit of the Second World War, but also the hardships faced by a country rebuilding itself afterwards.
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Subject Coates, Berwick -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Coates, Berwick -- Childhood and youth.
Kingston Grammar School (London, England) -- History.
High school students -- England -- London -- History -- 20th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
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Other Form: Print version: Coates, Berwick. Starkeye & Co. Stroud : History Press, 2011. 9780752459585 (pbk.) : (Uk)015664097
ISBN 9780752496863 (e-pub)
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