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Next Witness: Call Captain Grimes
Alex Renton recently wrote a book about pederasty in British prep schools and public schools called Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes and the Schooling of a Ruling Class. He has now made a documentary about the same subject which aired … Continue reading
Posted in A Little Learning, Adaptations, Decline and Fall, Newspapers, Television, Television Programs Tagged Alex Renton, BBC, boarding schools, ITV, Sherborne, The Sunday Times Comments Off on Next Witness: Call Captain Grimes
In the present UK electoral climate, The Spectator has republished a 1959 article by Evelyn Waugh in which he expressed his views of elected governments: ‘Mugwumps‘ are in the news today, after Boris Johnson used the term to describe Jeremy Corbyn. In the … Continue reading
Posted in Academia, Adaptations, Decline and Fall, Essays, Articles & Reviews, Newspapers, Television Tagged Alex Renton, boarding schools, Boris Johnson, elections, Lara Prendergast, mugwumps, The Spectator Comments Off on Mugwump Redivivus