Thursday, 7 June 2018

Keep the Home Fire Burning

You heard it here first. Well, perhaps not. But I'm delighted that one of my picks of the year last year picked up the prestigious (and lucrative) Women's Prize for Fiction last night at the annual award ceremony in London.

Congratulations Kamila Shamsie. Her book really is a worthy winner. Here - should you not yet be persuaded - is my original review...

Home FireHome Fire by Kamila Shamsie
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Having wasted a small amount of my time last term on the government’s online ‘prevent’ strategy for school teachers I can honestly say that reading this book will give you a greater insight into radicalism than the ridiculous primary school caricatures contained in the so-called training. That, and the satisfaction of some seriously life-enhancing reading makes this book well worth the time ‘borrowed’ from marking and preparation... and pathetic attempts at politically-motivated teacher training.

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