Over a period of about 90 years, six members of the Adams family, originally from Pembrokeshire, were teachers in Wales and England. This account of their experiences and methods illustrates educational continuity and change during a century of development.
The Welsh Journal of Education -"The book is thoroughly readable, full of fascinating insights, and the stylish account of the geological and social background of Pembrokeshire with which Bill Marsden contextualizes the origins of John Adams, is worth reading in its own right. It deserves to be widely read."
Albion -"Technically, this book is beautifully produced to a high standard of presentation. Academically, the book is a wealth of detailed information, clearly presented and carefully analyzed."
History of Education Quarterly - "..this book makes an importanat contribution and will be useful to scholars employing the biographical , micro-historical, and life history approached to history."
History of Education -"Marsden"s lively biographical study of the professional experiences of three generations of an Anglo- Welsh teaching dynasty offers an important new contribution to exsisting literature on the history of the teaching profession and to British historiography of education in general"
Welsh History Review- " a compelling personal story which has considerable wider significance