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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2010, 22:37:33 PM »
Thanks all for your suggestions  :)
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2010, 23:13:31 PM »

John Wyndham - Day of the Triffids

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2010, 00:11:48 AM »
John Wyndham - Day of the Triffids

I preferred The Chrysalids, myself.
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2010, 12:41:25 PM »
I liked pretty much everything he did, but I thought his short stories were best.

This was my favourite

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2010, 23:43:14 PM »
Read Day of Triffs, Animal Farm and Lord of Flies at my school back in the mid 80's - see nothing has changed!  ;)

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2010, 20:44:10 PM »
I'd recommend this - if you can get hold of it - it's got plenty of old fashioned Englishness to it, plenty of pictures and it's about skool too! Coo, er, gosh sir, look at your egg, isn't it runny?



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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2010, 20:49:28 PM »
Seriously,

As previously mentioned. Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, Goodbye Mr Chips. Dickens Short Christmas Stories,
Of Mice and Men is excellent but by an American
How old is your son? - Friday Night,Saturday morning', Love on the Dole, A kind of loving.
Also Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christiie
Any 'william' book by Richmal Cromptom - never intended for children.
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2010, 17:31:15 PM »
The Other Hand- Chris Cleave

I'm currently doing this for my higher English and although it's not really my kind of book, it is well written and a good book to study.

Also try Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith.
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2010, 21:29:34 PM »
I have the full set of 'Nigel Molesworth' they are great.
I think you mean grate ;)
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2010, 11:17:50 AM »
The Man In The High Castle or Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said. I endorse the recommendations for 1984 and Animal Farm.

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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 12:40:07 PM »
Catch 22
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Re: Any reading suggestions for my Grammar School kid?
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2010, 13:10:53 PM »
That's a bit long.