David Bush: Bookends

David was born in 1948 in Slough, Berkshire. After spending over two years in hospital and one year at home with a tutor, David was sent to a residential special school at the age of eight. He remained there until he was sixteen, when he attended a mainstream college.

Here David describes the focus on Woodwork in his school.

  • David Bush
  • David Bush


One boy just spent the whole term making a pair of bookends, 'cause he was so bored with Woodwork, he just used to sit there pretending to sandpaper it, and they got wise to him in the end.