Every Day is Like Sunday

Every Day is Like Sunday

3.23 (34 ratings by Goodreads)
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That Sunday feeling...The weekend's over, everything's shut, there's nothing on TV except for the Antiques Roadshow. The only thing you can do is face the fact that the working week is just around the corner. And for Matt Bletch, the working week is not a prospect to be relished. He's moved to the middle of nowhere and taken a job at the only school that would have him. Surrounded by social misfits, clowns and psychopaths (and that's just his fellow teachers) he's left his girlfriend, social life and sanity back in London in the hope of earning some cash and maybe even finishing off his novel in the school holidays. Unfortunately, no-one told Matt that a year spent in the dead-end town of Buxdon is unlikely to get the creative juices flowing. Walking through town before the first week of term, every thing is grey, damp and smells slightly dubious. Will he ever tempt his girlfriend down to stay? Will the kids lynch him? And will Matt survive a year in the place where every day is like Sunday? Funny, honest and horribly accurate, EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY is a tour de force of contemporary comic writing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 25mm | 452g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752890638
  • 9780752890630

About Paul Vlitos

Paul Vlitos was born in 1979. Having lived in Japan for two years, Paul can confirm that the Sunday feeling really is an international phenomenon. Considerably more fortunate than his characters, Paul has survived two years in the teaching profession without once having to supervise Running Club in the muddy drizzle.show more

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the narrative is pleasingly wry we are pulled smartly and readably through relationship turbulence, awful parents-of-girlfriends, terrible haircuts, irksome siblings, and thwarted ambition all delivered with fine observational humour. DAILY TELEGRAPH The school setting provides rich pickings for much sniggering at the eccentricity of teachers and the general horribleness of teenage boys. But Vlitos is actually funnier when writing about families DAILY MAILshow more

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34 ratings
3.23 out of 5 stars
5 15% (5)
4 24% (8)
3 35% (12)
2 24% (8)
1 3% (1)
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