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A very private school : a memoir / Charles Spencer.

"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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  • ISBN: 9781668046388
  • ISBN: 1668046385
  • Physical Description: xxx, 272 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Gallery books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2024.
Subject: Spencer, Charles Spencer, Earl, 1964- > Biography.
Boarding schools > Great Britain > Biography.
Teacher-student relationships > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 92 SPE SPE 2024 (Text) 31001101928886 Adult Biography Checked Out 08/01/2024

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