Re-educated: How I changed my job, my home, my husband and my hair (Hardback)
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Re-educated: How I changed my job, my home, my husband and my hair (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/07/2021
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Both a love song to education and one woman's fascinating account of leaving behind her old life to retrain as a teacher, Re-educated is an inspiring tale of courage and starting over.

I am immersed in a new world that feels a long way from my old one. Though I've not been re-invented, what has happened is just as radical and a lot more interesting: I am being re-educated.

Lucy Kellaway had a comfortable life. For years she had the same prestigious job, the same husband, and the same home. To the casual observer, she was both happy and successful. But one day, Lucy began to realise that the life she had built for herself no longer suited her. Was it too late to start again?

The answer was no - so she proceeded to tear down both marriage and career, and went back to school. Retraining as a teacher, Lucy discovers there is a world of new possibilities awaiting her - and learns that you can teach an old dog new tricks (providing they are willing to un-learn a few old ones along the way).

A witty and moving story of one woman's pursuit of a new life, Re-Educated is a celebration of education's power to transform our lives at any age, and an essential companion for anyone facing the joy - and pain - of starting again.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529108002
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 225 x 145 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is a beautifully told story of courage, determination and, above all, magnificent defiance.'-  Alan Johnson

'Everyone over 50 needs to read this bracing and inspirational book' - Nigella Lawson 

'Candid, original, humorous, and sad. Lucy Kellaway has always been a wonderful writer. This is a life-affirming account of how and why she ticks.' - Jon Snow

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“Engaging and worthwhile”

I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. An engaging and worthwhile read relating the true story of Lucy who decides to have a complete change in her life. Certainly interesting from the point of view of a reader who... More

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MrsElsie

“Inspiring career change memoir”

Financial Times journalist Lucy Kellaway changes her life aged 60. She splits up from her husband, gives up her 30-year career and retrains as a maths teacher.
As a 53 year old in a long-term job, I found this... More

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“An inspiring story of learning to teach in your 50s”

Having worked in the education sector this rings lots of bells. Everyone thinks teachers have any easy time. Retraining in your late 50s is a big challenge but yes you bring lots of experience and life to help guide... More

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