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Galen Downes

Galen Downes is a former teacher and lecturer. He was born in Umtata, Transkei, South Africa. He is a graduate of Natal University (BA) and London University (MA). He has produced training videos for candidates preparing for job interviews. As a former freelancer on Swansea Sound Radio, he reported on rugby and produced a weekly local business programme.

Galen lives in Caswell, Swansea, where he is currently writing a practical language development training programme for nursery teachers and volunteers. This is part of a charitable preschool playgroup project in an African township near Cape Town. He makes regular donations to their toy library.

Author's Books
Teaching Life and Social Skills

Why do so many of us feel dissatisfied, unhappy – sometimes depressed?We have vastly more material possessions than we need, yet we’re duped into buying more, because of our need to keep up with others who have more money and ‘things’ than we have. We’re also pressurised by advertising, an...

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Do Not Open this Book

This is a story about various creatures, including a bird, a hedgehog, a squirrel, a bee, a snail, a frog, a mouse and an owl - the many different kinds of animal you would see in a garden or a park.Most of them are looking for food: they are all so busy digging, foraging and chewing that they take...

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