Melissa Ann Benn is a British journalist and writer. A new edition of her ‘School Wars: The Battle for Britain’s Education’ will be published by Verso in November. Her next book, ‘What Should We Tell Our Daughters?’, will be published in 2013
18 October 2013 07:00 PM
I agree with Michael Gove about very little but we are at one on the greatness of Middlemarch, rightly described by Virginia Woolf as "a magnificent book that, with all its imperfections [is] one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". Originally published in part form, subtitled "A Study of Provincial Life", Middlemarch is a slow, unfolding story of the lives and loves of one Midlands town (thought to be Coventry), as well as a reflection on the bigger political issues and changes in mid-19th century England.
07 February 2013 07:17 PM
The Education Secretary almost managed to make his climbdown on the EBC look like part of a bigger masterplan. Almost, but not quite
12 October 2012 04:58 PM
Why do assume that as long as teenagers live with their parents, they have no civic responsibilities? We adults are more confused about this than our children
17 November 1999 12:02 AM
21 July 1999 12:02 AM
Books: Courage to go with the flow of a novel kind: The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer Doubleday, pounds 16.99, 352pp
06 March 1999 12:02 AM
21 January 1999 12:02 AM
17 January 1999 12:02 AM
14 March 1998 12:02 AM
25 September 1997 12:02 AM
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'naked pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death