Tag Archives: Education in Literature Collection

Television nostalgia

Two recent additions to ‘Education in Literature Collection’ are DVDs of contrasting British children’s television series about school children. Between 1978 and 2008 the BBC’s television show Grange Hill kept children entertained. At its height the programme was regarded as … Continue reading

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An American Classic

A Separate Peace by John Knowles (1959) is regarded as an American Classic. The two main protagonists Phineas (Finny) and Gene Forrester are pupils at Devon, a New England Prep School. Gene is a quiet, introverted boy who, because he … Continue reading

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Hesse’s romantic and sinister tale of boarding school life

Merciless cramming according to an obsolete curriculum… constant fighting and bullying at a boys’ boarding school… pressure from peers and pressure from parents… vast social differences and social mobility through achievement… ardent friendship and careless betrayal… overpowering desire and fear … Continue reading

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Mine-Haha or Innocence?

One of the most unusual books that I have ever read is the novella Mine-Haha, or On the Bodily Education of Young Girls (Original German title is ‘Mine-Haha oder Uber korperliche Erziehung der jungen Madchen) which was originally published in 1903. … Continue reading

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‘Oh, To Be In England, Now That April’s There’ – Robert Browning

April 23rd is St George’s day and is also regarded as Shakespeare’s birthday. A good month then to read a novel set in England. There are plenty to choose from in the ‘Literature in Education Collection’. The classics are well … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Viewing !

The double Christmas/ New Year issue of the TV. listing magazines are now on sale. If your heart sinks upon perusing them, do not despair. The Library has a variety of films for loan which can be found in the … Continue reading

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