First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Business of Education- "Selleck"s is a wonderfully and wittily written book, grasping the point which so clearly eluded the previous biographer … that the fascination of Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth lies precisely in the struggle between outer achievement and inner turmoil."
The Times Educational Supplement- "… a major biography which sheds new light on the public and private preoccupation of Victorian England, and so on the first and longest running Great School Debate. Its intrinsic interest is seasoned sharply by its relevance today. Readable and enjoyable - and strongly recommended."
Australian Journal of Education - "It is a masterpiece…In every respect, this biography of james Kay-Shuttleworth, civil servant and educational pioneer, is a magnificent example of the genre."
Paedogogia Historia-" This biography gives very valuable insights into the educational battles with which Kay-Shuttleworth was associated throughout his life this magnificent study goes much deeper by exploring in depth the social, political and the family world of a very troubled man…It is a full, well rounded study based on a meticulous use of all available evidence and a clear mastery of the secondary material which has been produced on this period of history by other scholars in the field"
Historical Studies in Education-" This is a long and spectacularly well-researched volume…and must take its place as the definitive life of Kay-Shuttleworth…Selleck has written a masterly work which sets a new standard in educational biography