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Stephen Goldenberg

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Stephen Goldenberg has lived and worked in London for most of his life. He studied Law at Oxford University but decided not to follow a legal career and instead became anEnglish teacher in various inner London comprehensive schools. He contributed numerous articles to educational publications, edited his own magazine and broadcast on educational issues on BBC radio 4 and television. He was an advisor to the schools' television series 'The English Programme' and edited and wrote several books of teaching materials.
Since 2008, he has published two novels - 'Stony Ground' and 'The Lying Game'. He now divides his life between London and an 18th century stone-built farmhouse in the Aveyron in South-West France which he and his partner have
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Car Wheels on a Gravel Drive

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I am running a Giveaway of 6 copies of my novel, 'Car Wheels on A Gravel drive', running from this Friday (4th March) to 2nd April. Car Wheels on a Gravel Drive by Stephen Goldenberg Read more of this blog post »
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message 4: by Will

Will Ansbacher Hi Stephen, thanks for the friend invite. I hope we can find books in common that are less torturous than Zizek!


Stephen Goldenberg Thanks Leo. I very much appreciate the offer and look forward to sharing many good books with you in future.


message 2: by Leo

Leo Robertson Hiya Stephen! Thanks for making a connection :) Let me know if you are looking for a review when your latest book is out! I'd be happy to help :D

Cheers,

Leo


Bonnie E. Hi, Stephen - Thank you for your Friends request. I hope we are able to share many good books with one another. - Bonnie


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