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To Sir, With Love by E. R. Braithwaite

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The inspirational story of one man overcoming prejudice in a tough East End school.

'A milestone in the campaign for racial equality' Guardian

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 instil discipline, confound prejudice and ultimately, to teach.

'Moving and inspiring' New York Times



A book that the reader devours quickly, ponders slowly, and forgets not at all-Moving and inspiring ― New York Times

E.R. Braithwaite's postwar novel about a black teacher fighting to win the respect of white pupils in a school in the East End of London is a milestone in the campaign for racial equality ― Guardian

It is the noblest, most moving, least sentimental account of life in a modern school and of a teacher's struggles with his pupils and with himself that I have come across -- Michael Croft ― Observer

Product details

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage Classics (4 Aug. 2005)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0099483696

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0099483694

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm

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