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ERIC Number: EJ800046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0955-2308
A Girl Like You
Stanistreet, Paul
Adults Learning, v19 n7 p11-13 Mar 2008
This article presents a profile of author Gilda O'Neill and a description of how she became a writer. She left school at 15 after being told by a teacher that "girls like her" never became writers. Now a best-selling author, she hopes her work will inspire others to regain the love of learning they lost at school. She always knew that stories mattered. Growing up amidst the "wild spaces" Hitler's bombers left in London's East End, she heard the stories of her parents and grandparents and came by plenty of her own. As the years passed, the "ordinary" memories of her childhood, and the stories people told about the times before that, started to feel more and more like history. She began writing it all down, recording what seemed likely very soon to be lost.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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