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Teachers’ Strangest Tales

Extraordinary but true tales from over five centuries of teaching

Iain Spragg



ISBN: 9781910232989

Price: £ 7.99

Publication date: 9 June 2016

Category: History

A hilarious assortment of the weirdest and wackiest tales ever to come out of the classroom – and they’re all true. Featuring the flamboyant swimming teacher who spent his spare time fighting bears, the story of how a fight with his teacher paved the way for Al Capone’s infamous crime empire, and the bizarre tale of the American teacher who sued her own pupils for not paying attention in her lesson, this book is a real education.

An ideal end-of-year teacher gift, this fascinating book is also a must-read for anyone who’s ever been to school. So stop talking at the back, pay attention and start reading!

Word count: 45,000


Iain Spragg is an author, Londoner and daily Tube traveller. His favourite Underground line is the Victoria line as not only does it has more than its fair share of strangeness, it also connects him to his beloved North London football team. Iain is the author of The Official Team GB Olympic Annual 2012, The Big Book Of Football’s Funniest Quotes, The Lewis Hamilton Story and The Reduced History Of Rugby

‘The Official England Rugby Miscellany’