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A Little Learning

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 4th 1999 by Headline
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Clare O'Beara
This tale of a bright girl in Birmingham is set just after WW2 and follows her life from the eleven-plus to student teaching.

Janet is determined to follow the example set by her own class teacher and study to make something of herself, instead of being chained to a sink with a baby a year like most women. Her mother and aunt support her but her father unsurprisingly says education is wasted on girls and should be given to boys. A girl will only marry early and stay home.

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Tania
Jul 26, 2010 Tania rated it really liked it
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Started this one last night ... wow, imagine a time when secondary education for girls was not a given. However a little voice inside me, says ... there are still parts of the world which have this idealogy.
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