A Very Private School: Signed Edition

A Very Private School: Signed Edition

Hardback Published on: 14/03/2024
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Published 14/03/2024
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Synopsis

In this unflinchingly honest and eye-opening memoir of his time spent in private education, historian Earl Charles Spencer casts a bright - and oftentimes disparaging - light on life at an all-boys boarding school in the 1970s. A moving attempt at a reclamation of childhood and memory.

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Synopsis

In this poignant memoir, Charles Spencer recounts the trauma of being sent away from home at age eight to attend a boarding school. A Very Private School offers a clear-eyed, first-hand account of a culture of cruelty at the school 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 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.  

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008687144

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