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The Old Boys Network

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Abraham P, Reviewer

Last updated on 26 Oct 2017

I Recommend This Book

Yes

As the product of an English post -graduate education, I can relate to the attitudes and eccentricities of the author of this book.

His diary, covering well over a decade of his tenure as the headmaster of one of Britain's oldest and most elitist public (private) schools, tells the reader much about the English class system but also about an educator who realized that the England of the Empire age had given way to world where snobbishness still exercised a hold over many but was slowly giving way to a multicultural, cannabis smoking generation that was caught between the worlds of yesterday and  tomorrow.

For anyone wanting to understand how English upper class privilege was shaped and how it began its descent into irrelevance, this book will be an excellent introduction.