dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #649

Gill Othen gill at othen.fslife.co.uk
Wed May 14 17:28:11 EDT 2003


>
> Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 12:32:30 +0100
> From: Philip.Belben at eme.co.uk
> Subject: Islington
>
> A few weeks ago, someone on this list revealed that Islington no longer
had the
> worst schools in London, but now only the second worst.  I can't find the
> original post, nor can I remember who said it, but I couldn't resist this:
>
>    Sempitern Walker leaned forward with a look of puzzled agony.  "I
thought
>    your parents had settled in a quarter called Islington?"
>
>    This gave Vivian a jolt.  Her mind seemed to have played a strange
trick on
>    her.  It had allowed her to tell one lie, saying she was Vivian Lee,
but
>    otherwise it had settled for lying by telling the absolute truth about
>    everything else.  She had to think quickly.  "Yes, but we moved," she
said.
>    "Mum wasn't happy with my school there."
>
> P.
>
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  Having just read the *full* text here, including the work stuff, I wonder
if you saw tonight's Coventry Evening Telegraph, which more or less implies
Cov is about to wrest the trophy for worst schools from Islington!<g> (I
teach in a Cov school as it happens.....)

Gill

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