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For fic-writing purposes, I need to learn as much as I can about everyday life in public schools in Edwardian England. Does anyone happen to have a link or a book recommendation handy? It would be most helpful and might result in porn.

Date: 2014-01-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cordelia_v
George Orwell wrote a terrific essay about his days as a schoolboy, which was during the Edwardian period: "Such, Such Were the Joys."

Date: 2014-01-03 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donnaimmaculata.livejournal.com
Thank you! This looks like exactly what I need.

Date: 2014-01-03 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anteros-lmc.livejournal.com
You could also try Robert Graves Good Bye To All That and Gavin Maxwell's The House of of Elrigg which both include chapters about their school days. Though strictly speaking Maxwell is a little later than the Edwardian period.

Date: 2014-01-04 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donnaimmaculata.livejournal.com
Robert Graves sounds like someone I should read in any case. Thanks for the rec!

Date: 2014-01-07 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anteros-lmc.livejournal.com
Oh yes definitely! Goodbye To All That is a classic. And I can also highly recommend MIranda Seymour's biography of Graves. There's no doubt that he was immensely talented but he had a very, very odd life.

Date: 2014-01-07 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rosina-alcona.livejournal.com
Rudyard Kipling - Stalky & co. The slang is unbelievable!

oh and hello!

Date: 2014-01-08 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] donnaimmaculata.livejournal.com
Never mind Kipling - you're alive! Hello! :-)



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