Prep School Children A Class Apart over Two Centuries

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-12
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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More than two hundred youngsters appear in these pages, describing their schooldays through memories, letters, diaries, poetry, fiction and interviews. The impressions left, whether happy or miserable, comic or tragic, were indelible. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Vyvyen Brendon read History at St Anne's Colleges, Oxford. After a career in teaching she retired as Head of History at St Mary's School, Cambridge, to take up full-time research and writing. Her most recent book is Children of the Raj. She keeps in touch with children of the Raj. She keeps in touch her work as trustee of a nursery school and through her three grandsons.

Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: 'How Would You Know?'p. 1
'A Little Roughing It': Georgian Boys' Schoolsp. 9
'The Only Way to Bring up Boys': Victorian Prep Schoolsp. 29
'Three Stumps, One Wicket': Late Victorian and Edwardian Heydayp. 51
'Too Young to Gird on the Sword': The First World Warp. 75
'All the Ghastly Smells of School': The Inter-War Periodp. 93
'A Higher Sense of Sacrifice': The Second World Warp. 115
'How to be Topp': The Post-War Worldp. 137
'Boiled Mince and Incense': The Swinging Sixtiesp. 159
'The Harry Potter Effect': Modern Prep Schoolsp. 181
'The Most Potent Memory of My Life': The Effects of the Prep School Experiencep. 203
Endnotesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 237
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