Quaint Deeds by A.J. Mackinnon | Black Inc.

Quaint Deeds: Unlikely Adventures in Teaching and Treasure-hunting: A Memoir

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About the author

A.J. Mackinnon

A.J. Mackinnon was born in Australia in 1963 and travelled as a boy on P&O liners between Australia and England, developing a love of slow travel. He started his teaching career in 1984 and has worked in various schools around the world, sharing …

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Praise for Quaint Deeds

‘Self-effacing and generous, A.J. Mackinnon comes across as a fine role model, especially for other teachers. Readers of this book will find plenty to amuse and perhaps will see a little more good in everyone.’ —Norrie Sanders, Queensland Reviewers Collective

‘[A.J. Mackinnon] is just such charming company … a really lovely book’ —Sue Cole, ABC Radio

‘A treasure trove of laughs … Mackinnon is a playful wordsmith and mischievous storyteller who sees magic and possibility everywhere. Even in its levity, this book is deeply poignant’ —Sarah Bacaller, The Big Issue

‘This is a joyful and thought-provoking read for teachers, and anyone whose life course has been changed by one.’ —Cheryl Akle, The Australian

‘Quaint Deeds is a book populated by quirky and singular characters lovingly brought to life amid the Harry Potteresque charm of a ‘fossilised institution;’ in the English countryside.’ —Fiona Capp, The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Non–fiction pick of the week’

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