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J. Ross

Bristol UK
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  • The Making of Them: The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System

  • By: Nick Duffell
  • Narrated by: Hugh Trethowan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
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    5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9

At the dawn of the 21st century, British society is still shaped by a private education system devised to gentrify the Victorian middle classes and produce gentlemen to run the Empire. Yet it is not on the political agenda. It is rarely the subject of public debate, and we remain blind to its psychological implications. Can we afford to go on ignoring this issue? Will we continue to sacrifice the welfare of our children to satisfy our antiquated social aspirations?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • really well written book about boarding school

  • By J. Ross on 02-07-17

really well written book about boarding school

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-17

well written book about a subject that is beginning to gain attention. great read if you have boarded or are in a relationship with someone who has boarded this book is likely to be of great interest.

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