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Helene Guldberg is co-founder and director of the online publication spiked, associate lecturer in child development at the Open University and teacher at the US study abroad centre, CAPA.

Helene is author of Just Another Ape?, published by Societas in September 2010.

‘An essential antidote to our narcissistic over-identification with our fellow apes’.
Jeremy Taylor, author of Not a Chimp

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Her previous book, Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear, was published by Routledge in January 2009.

‘A lovely blend of developmental theory and up-to-date research, a deep knowledge of children, and good old common sense. This bracing book is a gift to children everywhere.‘
David Anderegg PhD, author of Worried All the Time

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