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The Battle for Big School

The Battle for Big School There are places at The Oaks the best grammar school in Letchbury and children applying Competition is fierce and parents are prepared to do everything and anything to get their child one o

  • Title: The Battle for Big School
  • Author: Sarah Tucker
  • ISBN: 9780099498469
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • There are 50 places at The Oaks, the best grammar school in Letchbury, and 1,000 children applying Competition is fierce and parents are prepared to do everything and anything to get their child one of the coveted spaces.Close friends Lily, Julie, Karen and househusband Paul aren t overly concerned After all, aren t their children are bright and sociable enough But theyThere are 50 places at The Oaks, the best grammar school in Letchbury, and 1,000 children applying Competition is fierce and parents are prepared to do everything and anything to get their child one of the coveted spaces.Close friends Lily, Julie, Karen and househusband Paul aren t overly concerned After all, aren t their children are bright and sociable enough But they re quickly shaken out of their complacency when enrolment time approaches and turns out to be little than a rigged lottery, where only the most ruthless hold the cards Marriages and friendships crumble under the pressure, fake addresses abound and tutors rates soar.As measures get and extreme, the four quickly rally their troops and throw themselves into the battle for big school Initially wary to be in competition with each other, they realise that the only way of out smarting the rest of the pack is by coming up with a plan Because getting their kids into The Oaks will demand determination and strategy akin to Mission Impossible

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    About "Sarah Tucker"

    1. Sarah Tucker

      Author Biography British author Sarah Tucker is an award winning travel journalist and broadcaster She divides her time between England and France, and only has room for one man in her life her four year old son, Thomas.

    797 Comments

    1. When you have a very bright child, who is well liked at school and voted head boy, you would probably think he would be top of the list for enrolment at the best grammar school in the area. When your husband has a great job, and you're a devoted stay at home mother, it should seem even more likely but not when there are 999 other children applying for the same 50 places.Lily knew it would be tough, but never knew just how much until after her interview with The Oaks Principal. That's when the p [...]


    2. I just couldn't get into this book and I became so annoyed by the main character that I didn't really care too much. There were just so many problems with the book but the thing that annoyed me the most was the obvious lack of research. For example the 10 year old had had a saturday job and had done DoE Silver Award. At 10 years old? I think not. I wish that I was able to give this either no stars or half a star. I feel rather angry that I've had to give it a whole 1.


    3. For the preggo whose brain can't cope with anything too intense right now. Warms up as it goes along, nice flick between working mum and housewife. Think I may have read too many intense stories - was waiting for affairs, mystery and intregue, when actually it was all just nice! Great book for the poolside.


    4. Read it once didn't like it, half way through it a second time, still don't like it. Smug middle class woman sprouting on about her smug middle class life while at the same time kind of talking a bit about a very elitist and not very typical school admissions fiasco. Or maybe it is typical and I don't move in the right circles.


    5. Not the greatest book ran around in circles. I didn't hate it, but it really didn't keep me entertained or engaged too well.



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