I'm Not Complaining

I m Not Complaining Squalor did not frighten meBut somewhere beneath it all was a live burning thread that ran through these human miseries that was not just mismanagement nor stupidity nor a faulty social system but

  • Title: I'm Not Complaining
  • Author: Ruth Adam
  • ISBN: 9780860682554
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Paperback
  • Squalor did not frighten meBut somewhere beneath it all was a live, burning thread that ran through these human miseries that was not just mismanagement, nor stupidity nor a faulty social system, but something living, primitive, terrible something I dare not look in the face Madge Brigson is a teacher in a Nottinghamshire Elementary school in the 1930s Here, with he Squalor did not frighten meBut somewhere beneath it all was a live, burning thread that ran through these human miseries that was not just mismanagement, nor stupidity nor a faulty social system, but something living, primitive, terrible something I dare not look in the face Madge Brigson is a teacher in a Nottinghamshire Elementary school in the 1930s Here, with her colleagues ranging from the beautiful, promiscuous Jenny to the earnest communist Freda and kind, spinsterish Miss Jones she battles with the trials and tribulations of that special world nits in the hair, abusive parents, inspectors visits, eternal registers, malnutrition, staff quarrels and staff love affairs To all of this Madge presents an uncompromisingly intelligent and commonsensical face laughter is never far away as she copes with her pupils, with the harsh circumstances of life in the Depression, and with her own love affair For Madge is a splendid heroine determined, perceptive, warm hearted, she deals with life, and love, unflinchingly and gets the most out of the best and worst of it.

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    1. If you are looking for something like a Barbara Comyns/Barbara Pym British novel, look no further. Reliable Virago Press presents Ruth Adams, a worthy supplement. This novel often seems like a memoir and is set in 1930's in an English mining village where our narrator is a teacher during a depressed time of unemployment. This has a direct impact on both teachers and students. Adams know school politics as she was a teacher in a similar school. The issues faced are quite contemporary: abortion, c [...]

    2. There are some good things in this, about a teacher in an elementary town in an industrial town during the 1930s Depression, but also some clunky things - I found it a bit implausible that the narrator, Madge, just happened to be around at various dramatic moments involving other characters! Also some things that make me wonder if she was responding to some of Holtby's work - South Riding and Poor Caroline in particular.

    3. This is such a good book. It’s a bit hard to get into at first, because it deals with a world that’s very different from our own. There are gas-rings, sprigged smocks, knickers, school registers, Peg’s Paper, and flap-jacks (in which face powder is kept). The author, Ruth Adam, was born in 1907, and this novel was her second. It was first published in Britain in 1938, and then reprinted as a Virago modern classic in the 80s. The heroine of the novel, Madge Brigson, is a teacher in depressi [...]

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