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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Evidence that my readers have eclectic tastes

I'm intrigued.  Someone who's bought my book on Amazon Kindle (is it one of you, dear friends?) has 'also viewed' a book called 'Panic Button - A Psychological Thriller'.

I imagine, whoever you are, that you think my book about a teacher's day in a boys' independent school is going to be a cheery, light-hearted journey through the modern classroom, and that the other book would be a tense, thrilling, nail-biting, scary and stomach-turning read.

Just wait until you get to my chapters about the vomiting boy, the boy who had a bogey the size of a cabbage on the end of his finger, and the Wine Gum stuck to the teacher's shoe during invigilation.

In fact, I should probably have subtitled the book 'Being Miss - A Day in the Life of a Teacher who Could Have Done With a Panic Button'.

Rupert was finding the book terrifying.  Finding that he was actually IN the book was even more so.  

15 comments:

  1. A panic button? Or a panic room? ;-)

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    1. Panic room is a very good idea. As long as it has a kettle and a tin of biscuits, ANY kind of room ..

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  2. Did they also look at '50 Shades of Panic'?

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    1. Ha ha! I like the thing on Twitter at the moment about '50 Sheds of Grey'. The book deserves to be sent up, from what I hear.

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  3. All teachers should have a panic room. In the panic room, the teacher would be able to see the class, but the class would not be able to see the teacher. The teacher would have robotic arms she could operate in order to give a resounding smack on the butt to badly behaved students -- that means almost all of them.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I do believe our current government would be open to your ideas.

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  4. I wish I would of had a panick room when I was a teacher.

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    1. You were a teacher? What did you teach, Stephen?

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    2. I sure hope it wasn't English. tee hee

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  5. The wine gum episode was my favourite. Not many books make me laugh out loud, these days. Mind you, I had been reading some Jo Nesbo beforehand.

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    1. Had to look up Jo Nesbo. Now I know what you mean! The wine gum episode was one of the rare parts of the book that actually happened more or less like that in real life ...

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  6. Big Boys' School , if it's anything like my Big Girls' school was , must have been full of stomach turning , nail biting moments . But mostly they were for the pupils .
    The nuns neither had nor needed a panic button , they just cancelled Saturday evening Folk Dancing ( half-hour with Madame Alexander on the piano and Sir Roger de Coverley ) and , instead , a young novice would lead us through a couple of choruses of Frère Jaques and Mme Alexander would join the other nuns in Chamomile tea .

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    1. It sounds very elegant and civilised. We did 'country dancing' with Miss Smith, only we didn't, if you get my drift.

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  7. An English teacher at our school didn't need a panic room or button- he either took his false eye out to look at us or threw heavy books in our general direction !

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  8. The false eye thing is just brilliance. Sheer brilliance. I may well call their bluff the next time they play up ... How would they know I wasn't telling the truth?

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