If books were real, Jean Brodie…

Jean Brodie… would agree and disagree with Michael Gove [below] when he was the UK’s Secretary of Education.

Jean Brodie

Jean Brodie

[photo: www.theguardian.co.uk]

She would deplore his plan to build a free school on playing fields in Brighton, and celebrate his U-turn this week…

Jean Brodie

[photo: www.theargus.co.uk]

… but support his focus on spelling, grammar and punctuation.

“Deep in most of us is the potential for greatness or the potential to inspire greatness.”


Jean Brodie


‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ by Muriel Spark [UK: Penguin]

How would other fictional characters behave, if they were real?
Elizabeth Bennet in ‘Pride and Prejudice’
Sarah Burton in ‘South Riding’
Adam Dalgliesh in ‘Devices and Desires’

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If #books were real, Jean Brodie would not be a fan of Michael Gove: THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE by Muriel Spark via @SandraDanby  http://wp.me/p5gEM4-kT