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Mr Harris Makes It Up

F X Prendiville

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Graham Harris is a newly qualified teacher in the Manchester of 1977, a city caught in the crossfire between rising far-right sentiment and the Anti-Nazi League.

Manchester, 1977, Graham Harris a compassionate, newly qualified teacher, is struggling to inspire his class of bottom-stream 11-year-olds when a 6ft Redcoat soldier marches into the classroom and changes everything - for the children, and for Graham.

So begins his campaign to transform these young lives with a passion for drama.The trouble is, not everyone approves of his radical thinking, and dark forces in the staffroom set out to undermine his approach.

'Mr Harris Makes It Up' is a humorous heart-warming and gritty odyssey through life in a northern city at a time when kids were obsessed with Space Dust, Blue Jeans magazine and the Bay City Rollers - but it has plenty to say about the role of the arts in schools.

Troubador Publishing
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216mm x 140mm
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

RRP: £12.99

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781803137414

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