Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice has topped a list of teachers’ favourite books, compiled by the Times Educational Supplement (TES).
Looking at the list, it’s not difficult to pick out, or adapt, some books that would be appropriate for the Education Secretary’s top reads.
With his self-belief that he is always right and his dismissal of those who disagree with his policies or hold a different point of view as ‘Marxists’, “trots” and “enemies of promise”, the most appropriate title must surely also be:
Pride and Prejudice, followed by:
Harry Potter and the Enemies of Promise
Wuthering Heights – or, in Mr Gove’s case, Withering Slights
or, as TES put it, Jekyll and Hyde “awkward disconnect” so The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for a man who doesn’t want to be doing what he’s doing.
His Dark Materials.