The uniform is Dickensian, the fees astronomical, future kings are pupils and it even has its own exclusive sport - Eton: how does it still exist in so-called egalitarian Britain
Whatever your thoughts about Eton, they are likely to be strong either way a symbol of class and privilege, of all that is England, or a bastion of outdated ideas. So what is it about this public school that has such an impact, both on those who attend it, and those who don t? Old alumnus Nick Fraser draws on his own experiences, the anecdotes of pupils and teachers past and present, the famous and infamous, to evaluate the phenomenon that is Eton. Could you, would you, send your son there? Let this book help you decide .
Nick Fraser is editor of Storyville, the BBC's acclaimed. award-winning international documentary strand. He has written five non-fiction books, and contributes to many newspapers including the Financial Times. He is contributing editor at Harper's Magazine, New York.
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