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To Go Making Paths by Joan Bliss

To Go Making Paths

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To Go Making Paths by Joan Bliss

To Go Making Paths is the follow-up to Joan's first book, A Path Made by Walking, and covers her life after leaving England aged 19, with just GBP20.00 in her pocket, to the next 16 years she spent living abroad and travelling the world. Joan led a fascinating life and To Go Making Paths takes us from her early years struggling to make ends meet in the South of France, to her job with a shady diamond dealer and to writing gossip columns, letters to the editor and horoscopes for a local paper. Latterly, realising she wanted more from life, she worked to gain entry to Geneva University, studying child development with world famous psychologist, Jean Piaget. Seeing her qualities, Piaget appointed her to the university staff while she was still an undergraduate. Her growing reputation led to further opportunities - such as teaching in the USA and making films for the BBC about child development. Joan worked with Piaget until he retired, taking on responsibility for part of a large project designed to improve the teaching of mathematics in the UK, and this period is also covered in To Go Making Paths. Later she returned to the UK to teach maths in a UK university. Soon after, she met her future husband and from there a whole new life opened up.

About the Author

Joan Bliss was born just before World War II into a working class family. Obliged to leave school at the age of sixteen, she soon abandoned post-war England for the continent. In 1971 she returned to an academic post in the UK.

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Publication date

1st January 2012


Joan Bliss

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Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing


112 pages





Publisher Profile

Matador an imprint of Troubador Publishing is an imprint of Matador

logo Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard, be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately established itself at the quality end of the self-publishing market. We work in partnership with our authors, most of whom publish with us as they are serious about their self-publishing, wanting a high quality book or a real chance at getting their work distributed and read. As a result, we are the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing service. 'Matador is a highly reputable partnership publisher offering an author the best chance of self-publishing success in the UK.' Mick Rooney, Editor of The Independent Publishing Magazine

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