From Bow to Burma
Teacher of English Overseas
In The Teaching of English as an International Language (1981) Gerry and his colleagues put forward their ideas on classroom practice in overseas schools. That teacher’s manual has been called a “golden oldie” of its kind. From Bow to Burma is more like an autobiographical travel book. Gerry escaped the Blitz and spent his boyhood in Great Britain, and Part 1 deals with these early days. In Parts 2 and 3, however, he travels to Thailand, Singapore, Malaya, Cambodia, Spain, Jordan and Palestine, Hungary, Romania, Algeria, Uganda, Kenya, PDR Yemen, Vietnam, Sabah and Sarawak, Pakistan, Cameroon and finally Burma.