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To Sir With Love

To Sir With Love (Paperback)

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARYL PHILLIPS



In 1945, Rick Braithwaite, a smart, highly educated ex-RAF pilot, looks for a job in British engineering. He is deeply shocked to realise that, as a black man from British Guiana, no one will employ him because of the colour of his skin. In desperation he turns to teaching, taking a job in a tough East End school, and left to govern a class of unruly teenagers. With no experience or guidance, Braithwaite attempts to instill discipline, confound prejudice and ultimately, to teach.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 24/05/2005 ISBN-13: 9780099483694  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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E. R. Braithwaite was born 1920 in British Guiana and educated in British Guiana and the United States. He served in the R.A.F. His publications include To Sir with Love: Experiences While Teaching in a London School (1959); Paid Servant: A Report about Welfare Work in London (1962); A Kind of Home-Coming: A Visit to Africa (1963); A Choice of Straws (1965).

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