Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 4 March 2023
Dora Aston - Think Design - Branding & Design Consultant Working with product-based businesses
It's often said there's a book in all of us ...
Therefore it didn't come as any great surprise to find that at a reunion this weekend in London, my brilliantly creative and somewhat unconventional dear friend shared his accomplishment of getting his first book published
Guy Newmountain and I studied together at DMU (then Leicester Polytechnic).
On graduating Guy took what work he could in his specialist field of illustration and film making.
A notoriously difficult industry to enter, Guy, like many of our fellow graduates eventually had to broaden his career and took a PGCE in order to qualify him for teaching. And there begins his story ...
Entitled: Please can I go to the toilet Go? this book is a comical compilation of experiences he faced as a supply teacher in Leicester.
This powerful and evocative read gives an honest account of Guy's struggles. At times you'll find yourself roaring with laughter, at other times squirming with embarrassment as you empathise with his tribulations of being 'the new teacher' to a class of rebellious Year 10s.
So this morning I want to celebrate and share my dear friend's achievement and encourage anyone who is looking for a truly entertaining read to get this wonderful book - available on Amazon.
Huge congratulations to you Guy. Whilst the education system may not always be perfect, l've no doubt your patience, compassion and unique comedy will have contributed to making the school days of many children a whole lot more enjoyable.
I was interviewed about the book on the 'Let's Talk' morning show with DJ Giles Brown at 10.30 GMT / 11.30 Spanish time.