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About Rob Donovan
  • Grammar-school educated in Dartford, Kent.
  • Scholarship to St Catherine’s, Oxford, to read History.
  • Thirty years plus at the chalk-face – the love affair with teaching the young never diminished.
  • Degrees: Four Masters and one Doctorate.
  • A creative life now as an author.
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Rob Donovan - Author
 
The Road To Justice
  • This section of the website was renamed in January 2020. It had been called 'The Road to Corbyn', the title of my publication in 2016.
  • I had no choice. The Tories were returned to power in December 2019. Jeremy Corbyn will never lead a Labour government.
  • We did have a good run though – nearly five years of inspiration remains impressive - socialism has become a political force again.
  • So, this page is retitled: ‘The Road to Justice’.
  • Still the same message, though!
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The Road To Justice
 
Dying To Know

As February turned to March in 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic appeared. My inspiration had arrived. 'Dying to Know' began to take shape.

The date for the publication of my latest work is
28 February 2022.

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Other Writings ......

The Death of Difference
My Lament For Education - 2009.
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What's Wrong With Schools
My Lament For Education - 1984.
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Ronald Edward Watkins
A Letter and a Eulogy - 2013 - 2015.
In the ninety years that were graced to him, he rose to challenges, he achieved; he fulfilled his potential. He was a scholar who could have followed an academic pathway through life.
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Blogposts that centre on my own life-story and interests - 2016- present.
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Rob Donovan - Teacher
 
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Drink In Victorian Norwich
A Doctoral Thesis - 2003
This thesis maintains that Victorian social cohesion depended to a significant degree on drink. In Norwich and other urban centres.
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Under The Surface In St Ives
Mining History
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Rob Donovan - Drink In Victorian Norwich
 
Mine To Die

Here is the Prologue to ‘Mine to Die’, my latest work, scheduled for publication in 2025:

“Feelings of trepidation and excitement – that’s a good blend for starting a book. I do know, after all, where I am going. Underground. Under the surface of things. And I am starting with an overture.

An overture is something offered to open the way to some conclusion. The word ‘overture’ comes to us from the Old French overture, meaning ‘opening; proposal’. This Old French word is rooted in the Latin apertura, meaning ‘opening’, from aperire, ‘to open, uncover’. There we have it. Open, and under we go. My task is to create a book that will be called ‘Mine to Die’ and in it I shall offer an account of the industrial revolution that transformed the landscape in one county of England, Cornwall, through mining the ground under its surface.

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Mine To Die
         
         
 
 
 
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