To Sir, With Love

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After being demobbed 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, the colour of his skin will prevent him from pursuing his chosen career. 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 instill discipline, confound prejudice and ultimately, to teach. An inspiring story of a man turned teacher and his fight for education.

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARYL PHILLIPS

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 instill discipline, confound prejudice and ultimately, to teach.

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"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)

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