The Necessary Aptitude: A Memoir


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"Next, I applied to work in the accounts department, a sealed room where women operated clattering machines like enormous typewriters. After I had catastrophically and erroneously applied all the wrong information to several trolley loads of documents and lumbered the staff with weeks of corrective work, I was shown the door by a tight-lipped manageress. I knew what was coming. Over the relentless, furious din of machinery, I lip-read the familiar words: "Lacks the necessary aptitude."' Pam Ayres' early childhood in ...

The Necessary Aptitude: A Memoir 2013, Ebury Press

ISBN-13: 9780091940492

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The Necessary Aptitude: A Memoir 2011, Ebury Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780091940485