Book review – for readers and writers – no.85: Jenny Worstall reviews Thrift: The Misadventures of an Inadequate Teacher by Phil Church

My review of ‘Thrift’ by Phil Church.

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Thrift: The Misadventures of an Inadequate Teacher by Phil Church

Thrift coverSynopsis: A failing secondary school, a selection of confused teenagers, a play doomed for disaster and a distinctly below average teacher. Being a successful teacher is difficult, especially when you are not overly keen on doing any work. Still, the narrator of Thrift is undeterred as he lies and cheats his way through the Christmas term, hoping that he can save his career, and perhaps even earn himself a thoroughly undeserved promotion.

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Thrift is a wonderfully laconic account of a failing comprehensive school teacher.

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