Cuthbertson's Regional School of Further Studies is an unconventional centre of learning, a school where "value for money" is all important. But this perverted idealism creates problems - not least his wife Lavinia's designs on Mr Honeyball - that come to a head on Degree day, her 40th birthday.

The Big Day 2002, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393321494

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The Big Day 1993, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781857990072

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Big Day 1976, Michael Joseph Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780718115517