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Colleague

Sarah has devoted much of her life to the reading and discussion of literature. She is an experienced scholar who retains the ability to be enthused and delighted by books and delights in sharing that enthusiasm. She wears her erudition lightly and has the rare ability to make the complex comprehensible without dumbing down. Sarah’s unstuffy, friendly manner and her willingness to listen make her the ideal companion in exploration of literary texts from any period.  A happy day for Sarah involves a book and a chat; if the chat’s about books, even better.

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Colleague

Sarah is an inspirational teacher. I was lucky enough to work with her in the English department at St Paul’s for four years. In this time she taught me so much about the Victorian period and got me re-reading the nineteenth century classics. Now I read them for pleasure again and re-read ‘The Woman in White’ over the summer because Sarah was enthusing so much about it! Although we don’t work together any more, we talk all the time about books. It is always a conversation with Sarah; no matter what one knows or doesn’t know – she is interested in what everyone has to say and shares her own incredible and detailed knowledge in such a way that you feel as if you had the ideas yourself. Sarah is outstanding in the classroom with her students and she is a fantastic, enthusiastic, and patient teacher of adults. Anyone who joins her classes will be incredibly lucky.

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