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Title: THE IDLER (ISSUE 37) CHILDISH THINGS
By: Tom Hodgkinson, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Dan Kieran
Format: Paperback

List price: £10.99


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ISBN 10: 0091906229
ISBN 13: 9780091906221
Publisher: EBURY PUBLISHING
Pub. date: 1 May, 2006
Pages: 224
Description: Explores childhood and wonders whether kids are suffering from too much education, too many activities, and too much interfering. This work features Bertrand Russell's essay on education and freedom, an attack on professionalism, a visit to Summerhill School, where lessons are optional, and a guide to childcare for the lazy.
Synopsis: This new issue of "The Idler" explores childhood and wonders whether today's kids are suffering from too much education, too many activities and too much interfering. "Childish Things" features Bertrand Russell's essay on education and freedom, an attack on professionalism, a visit to Summerhill School, where lessons are optional, and a guide to childcare for the lazy by editor Tom Hodgkinson. There's an interview with Michael Palin, a man who has gone with the flow to great acclaim. You'll also find Nicholas Lezard on Samuel Beckett, John Michel on William Cobbett, new short stories, and biting satire and humour from Gwyn, Ian Vince, Adam Buxton, Tony Husband, Chris Donald and "The Idler's" own agony uncles, Bill Drummond and Mark Manning. And the ejected bass player from The Darkness writes from his French chateau. All this as well as tips for living the good life and full colour illustrations and photography throughout.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Ebury Press
Returns: Returnable
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