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  • By Alan Taylor
    Jan 21, 2017
    I enjoyed reading this entertaining and accessible account of teaching in Kuwait. There are many toe-curling moments, fascinating insights and hilarious accounts of everyday absurdities of life in a very strange (to us, anyway!) culture. It's a courageous exploration of a fairly problematic situation where it's not really in anyone's interest to "rock the boat" but the mixture of rapid development, unthinking embrace of consumer culture, and overindulgence of children may be leading to a fairly combustible and unstable society. I was impressed by the resilience and courage of the teachers working in such a stressful situation, and I am even more impressed by the courage, honesty and acuity of the writer.
  • By Tara Sugrue
    Oct 23, 2016
    Simply couldn't put it down. I was belly-laughing from start to finish. The descriptions of the characters and the place truly bring it to life. If you've never been to the middle east you will certainly feel like you have been after reading this literacy delight. All things bizarre and dysfunctional are documented wonderfully by Spencer. One of the most enjoyable reads in a long time. Highly recommended! I'll read it again when I need a good laugh.
  • By Patricia Collins
    Oct 20, 2016
    In "Welcome to Kuwait", the problems of working in a failing education system [for some] are expressed with humour and zealour. It also proves that difficulties can be overcome with supportive colleagues, friendship, resilience and essentially, a sense of humour. I enjoyed the book and look forward to reading about the next adventure, I guess from another part of the world.
  • By Amanda Webster
    Oct 20, 2016
    I love this book! There are so many laughable moments, but also some bits that are quite thought provoking. I had absolutely no idea about Kuwait and that part of the globe. This book paints a vivid picture of life for international teachers and the challenges they face. My favourite parts are definitely Pink Day and Fun Run on the Road of Death. Unbelievable. Very funny.
  • By Dorothy James
    Oct 17, 2016
    Francesca Spencer relates the happenings of her life in bold language, full of incredulity and humour. This book is un-put-down-able, apart from when I was laughing out loud. I especially liked the chapter - Sex. There are also quirky gems of dialogue, such as the lizards on the golf-course that sound like Al Pacino. The personal tales of teachers in a far-off land are hilarious, but there is an underlying poignancy which makes this book more broad-reaching than a mere memoir. Fun, thought-provoking, accurately observed. More please.
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Product Details

ISBN
9781326786205
Publisher
Fiona Webster
Published
October 17, 2016
Language
English
Pages
294
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.1 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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