"a skool boys tail being the unremarkable adventures of gustov claudius, skool boy and dyslexic. Including his own essays, observations, and judgements. Also including an account of his travels among the islands of homer and the greeks. ritten by himself-"Apparently written by the backward schoolboy Gustav Claudius. "The Idiocy of Idears" is a book of pathos, sarcasm and great charm. Continually confounding the reader with its mainstream of childish glee and occasional lapses into precocious sophistication, it is a brilliant expose of an education system that has now all but disappeared: A system geared towards corporal punishment and churning out illiterate fodder for the declining dockyards and factories of the industrial age. Breathtaking in its scope, 'The Idiocy of Idears' is very much in a world of its own and compelling un-English. Yet if comparisons must be made then, imagine 'Kes' hitched to 'Cider with Rosie'.