Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

Published November 1, 2021

Re-educated by Lucy Kellaway

Book info

  • Title Re-educated
  • Author Lucy Kellaway
  • Year 2021
  • Genre Memoir

Lucy Kellaway had a comfortable life. For years she had the same prestigious job, the same husband, and the same home. To the casual observer, she was both happy and successful. But one day, Lucy began to realise that the life she had built for herself no longer suited her. Was it too late to start again? The answer was no - so she proceeded to tear down both marriage and career, and went back to school. Retraining as a teacher, Lucy discovers there is a world of new possibilities awaiting her - and learns that you can teach an old dog new tricks (providing they are willing to un-learn a few old ones along the way).


I used to listen to the podcast where Lucy Kellaway would read out her latest FT column and I always thought they were interesting and well-rounded to listen to. So I was as surprised as anyone (author included) that Lucy ditched her long-standing career as a journalist to become a teacher. This book tells of how that came about, the lessons learned along the way, and what a difference it has made to be educating from the ground up. A great read.

Rating: 5 / 5

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