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A New Home for the “Education in Literature Collection”

Until recently, the Education in Literature Collection was shelved at one end of the Library Teaching Room on Level 4. However, whilst it is still on the same level, the books and DVDs that comprise the collection have found a … Continue reading

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Fictional favourite

I studied History at school until A’ Level and am still interested in the way in which is taught. Upon recently rereading one of my favourite books in the Education in Literature Collection, To serve them all my days by … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a collection by its title

You could potentially be missing out on a great read or an entertaining DVD if you find the name ‘Education in Literature Collection’ off putting. The criteria for inclusion in the Collection is ‘novels, poetry, plays and DVDs about the … Continue reading

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Films for Francophiles

The Education in Literature Collection contains a number of films in French with English subtitles. Older favourites by classic directors are represented by Pocket Money (L’argent de poche) directed by Francois Truffaut and Au revoir les enfants  directed by Louis … 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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