A very private school : a memoir / Charles Spencer.
Book | Gallery Books | 2024 | First Gallery books hardcover edition.
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Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Description
xxx, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents
Introduction: for the empire -- Early misgivings -- A place called Maidwell -- New boy -- Judging Jack -- At arm's length -- A day in the life -- Willing henchmen -- Potential saviors -- Blood on the floor -- Bullying -- Please -- My parents -- Leaver -- Looking back -- Facing the past -- A different generation.
Summary
"A Very Private School offers a clear-eyed, first-hand account of a culture of cruelty at the school Charles Spencer attended in his youth and provides important insights into an antiquated boarding system. Drawing on the memories of many of his schoolboy contemporaries, as well as his own letters and diaries from the time, he reflects on the hopelessness and abandonment he felt at aged eight, viscerally describing the intense pain of homesickness and the appalling inescapability of it all. Exploring the long-lasting impact of his experiences, Spencer presents a candid reckoning with his past and a reclamation of his childhood"-- Provided by publisher.
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9781668046388 (hardcover)
1668046385 (hardcover)
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