How to Be Topp

How to Be Topp All skools make some sort at teaching the pupils things and the headmaster pin up a huge timetable of lessons ect which make the heart sink when you look at it Nigel Molesworth is back this time taki

All skools make some sort at teaching the pupils things and the headmaster pin up a huge timetable of lessons ect which make the heart sink when you look at it.Nigel Molesworth is back, this time taking the tinies in hand and showing that they can survive the first term as long as you avoid the prefects and show all due respect to Molesworth 1 Back to Skool might be paAll skools make some sort at teaching the pupils things and the headmaster pin up a huge timetable of lessons ect which make the heart sink when you look at it.Nigel Molesworth is back, this time taking the tinies in hand and showing that they can survive the first term as long as you avoid the prefects and show all due respect to Molesworth 1 Back to Skool might be particularly hard on Mater and Pater, but think of those poor new bugs, forced to be their best at Latin, English, foopball and French Armand in his striped shirt and feeble questions Just follow his timeless advice, however, and you too could be Topp.

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How to Be Topp

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  1. Herbert Geoffrey Willans was an English author and journalist, is best known as the co creator, with the illustrator Ronald Searle, of Nigel Molesworth, the goriller of 3b and curse of St Custard s.He was educated at Blundells School, Tiverton, and became a schoolmaster there Molesworth first appeared in Punch in the 1940s and was the protagonist and narrator of five books, beginning with 1953 s Down with Skool , and followed by How to be Topp, Wizz for Atomms and, posthumously, Back in the Jug Agane and the anthology, The Compleet Molesworth Comic misspellings, erratic capitalisation and 1950s public schoolboy slang are threads running through all the books.According to Ronald Searle in his obituary His cunning was refined than BunterWillans was delighted that schoolmasters, far from feeling publicly disrobed, were in fact giving away his books as end of school prizes Willans co wrote the screenplay for the 1959 film The Bridal Path, which starred George Cole, but died at the age of 47 before the film was released He also wrote a number of other, mostly humorous, books, including The Dog s Ear Book also with Searle , My Uncle Harry an exploration of the British gentlemen s club , Fasten Your Lapstraps an account of the early days of intercontinental flight , and Admiral on Horseback a rather serious one about the navy He was a keen amateur botanist, and spent so long in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew that the staff gave him a key.A review in The Times newspaper describes The Whistling Arrow as having a futuristic aeroplane as the heroine It is his apparent strength in writing about planes and the people that flew them The reviewer compares it with one of Evelyn Waugh s earlier novels.

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  1. Every ten years or so, I re read this, and the older I am the funnier it gets This is the kind of humour that makes Monty Python look conventional Nigel Molesworth, who as any fule kno is the curse of st custards, fights a non stop battle against mad maths masters, combative maters, his younger brother and the vagaries of the skool curriculum I admit that I am still no convinced of the importance of Latin than Sir N Molesworth, QC And for a bonus the first use of the name Hogwarts in education [...]


  2. Yar boo sucks to new bugs and BEST EVER Ronald Searle s illustrations of the Private Life of the Gerund Social snobery A gerund cuts a gerundive


  3. I read and reread this many times in my younger days, laughing just as hard, and many quotes have stayed in usage Love Fortheringham Thomas, who s a bit of a wet and the descriptions of the old school piano this note goes plunk, this note do not play at all since was it Molesworth 2 put his chewing gum under it Ronald Searle s line drawings are equally witty.It s a classic, perhaps timeless for some Yar boo sucks Fond memories.When did I finish the book Which time



  4. This is the second book in the Molesworth tetralogy and it s as wonderful as the first As well as insights into the world of St Custard s school we get amusing tales of Christmas at the Molesworth residence Molesworth opines that Dickens A Christmas Carol isn t anywhere near as good as stories about space The fascination with space is a lovely feature of these books, highlighting that they were written in the nineteen fifties Nowadays Molesworth s tips for success in lessons would be called lif [...]


  5. The second book in the Molesworth sequence, this is perhaps even funnier than Down With Skool The humour has become even offbeat and condensed Nigel Molesworth here presents his guide on how to succeed in every subject in the school curriculum, though it is almost always safer to completely avoid his advice Many of the sly jokes are designed to go over the heads of young readers and appeal to adults Extraordinary stuff.


  6. Lots of chortles chiz, chiz the best saved for the last with big belly laugh for Christmas Think I may have started reading this in Miss Kitchen s class 1966 which could make it the longest I ve ever taken over a book Probably would have enjoyed it then but would have laughed at different jokes.


  7. In which Nigel Molesworth and his chums Peason, Gillibrand, Grabber, Molesworth 2 and of course Fotherington Tomas, gives his tips on surviving and thriving lessons, teachers, parents and Christmas Plus a fascinating look into the habits of the Gerund, hem, hem.


  8. The humor in this is a bit obscure and beyond my American comprehension, but I really enjoyed the silly thing It is illustrated by Richard Searle.








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