A Very Private School (Unabridged) A Very Private School (Unabridged)

A Very Private School (Unabridged‪)‬

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    • $12.99

Publisher Description

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A tour de force.” —The Washington Post

In this poignant memoir, Charles Spencer recounts the trauma of being sent away from home at age eight to attend boarding school.

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
CS
Charles Spencer
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:57
hr min
RELEASED
2024
March 12
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
SIZE
388.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Paris Adventuress ,

Melancholy Memories

An extraordinary set of recollections of a very English boarding school’s past life. The Memories of a dark tale that was very moving and personal. He reports a collective past of abuse and violence that was elegantly glossed over by upper crust parents who were unimaginably detached. Gifted storytelling that will undoubtedly help both himself and his piers.

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