chapter  1
Bullies, beatings, battles and bruises: ‘great days and jolly days’ at one mid-Victorian public school
Pages 32

The Michaelmas term begins, the football season gets under way, there is a nip in the evening air and the heart sinks as one reads those announcements posted by fee-paying schools in yesterday’s paper. Yes, the dreaded YK Swotski is Head Boy, the Fourth of November will be held on Nov. 6, together with a performance of If in College Chapel. JSB Outstanding-Greaser is Keeper of the Mixed Grill. What memories seem to rise within me as I look at those cryptic blocks of text.