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School's Out

Truants, Troublemakers and Teachers’ Pets

James Thellusson

School's Out by James Thellusson

’An utter delight. 10 out of 10!’ Harry Mount, editor of The Oldie

A charming gift book of pleas, put downs, misplaced career guidance and character assessments collected from the school reports and memoirs of celebrities and ordinary people from across the UK and Ireland.

Featuring household names such as Benedict Cumberbatch, David Bowie, Sandi Toksvig, Sir Billy Connolly, and even members of the Royal family, this collection will have readers laughing and digging out their own school reports.

RRP: £9.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781913207656
Publication Date: 03/11/2022
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James Thellusson
James Thellusson has written for The Oldie and other magazines. He went to St Paul’s School, London and then York University. In both places, he could have tried much harder...


‘A jolly good read. A+.’

Rob Sprackling, Screenwriter, Mike Bassett: England Manager, Gnomeo & Juliet

‘You should never let your past limit your future. So I hope that the public don’t get too depressed about the quality of their legislators reading this book!’

Lord Soley

‘This is 12 out of 10. If you don’t buy it I’ll throw a blackboard rubber at you.’

Rachel Johnson

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