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Rachel Johnson

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Summary

Novelist and columnist Rachel Johnson, sister of London Mayor Boris Johnson, takes up the teaching challenge by leading a lesson in journalism at her local school.

Rachel enters her local comprehensive, Holland Park School, for the first time, and is surprised and impressed by the high standard of literacy and knowledge, with the students engaging in a lively debate about newspapers and magazines.

For the students, it is an eye opening experience to hear how their feelings can be manipulated by the media through their choice of words and pictures.

Rachel also brings out two scrap books containing all her published work as well as her rejection letters, and gives the students a realistic picture of how competitive a career in journalism can be.

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