Emily Plunket, IV form, writes about her current reading for the Extended Essay :
"As part of my Transition Year course I have to write an extended essay of a topic of my choice. The topic I have chosen is An Irish Childhood, and the main book in my choice is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt. I am nearly half way through this book which so far is the story of a poor Irish Catholic family moving from America to return to Ireland, where they were originally from, in order to have a better life and a better environment in which to raise their children. The story is told by one of the children, Francis, and it describes vividly the reality of growing up in Ireland at that time. So far I think the book is very interesting, real and shows a very good example of a child's perspective on life and growing up."