Whizz for Atomms: A Guide to Survival in the 20th Century for Felow Pupils, Their Doting Maters, Pompous Paters and Any Other who are Interested

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Penguin Adult, 2009 - Humor - 112 pages
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With one mad yell the mob, armed with stumps and bits torn from desks, surge away down the pasage, trampling the masters under foot. A buket of water fall on GRIMES and the term end in a series of wizard rags and japes. Cars arrive, driven by parents with drawn, white faces.

Nigel Molesworth is dragging St. Custard s into the 20th century in the company of felow pupils, their doting maters, pompous paters and any others who are interested , via the Elizabethans and the Wild West. Most importantly, he has some important lessons in how to treat Girls, what to do with a tee-vee, what a holiday will really involve, and how to survive the uranium age that is sure to hit any time now. CAVE!

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There are a couple of memorable bits (Sir Francis Drake trying to sneak a pike through Customs), but it doesn't seem as funny now as it did when I was eleven, and even then, it was not the funniest of Willans and Searle's sequels to the classic "Down with Skool". MB 18-ix-2008 Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Geoffrey Willans was born and educated in England and spent time not only as a tiny pupil but also as an extremely perceptive school-master. After active service during the Second World War he joined the BBC as a feature writer. He died in 1958, at the age of 47. Ronald Searle was born in 1920 and educated at the Cambridge School of Art. He was a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist, and also the creator of the wonderfully wicked St. Trinians. He died in 2011, at the age of 91.

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