Stiff Upper Lip

Stiff Upper Lip PDF Author: Alex Renton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1474600557
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
'A brave and necessary book' GUARDIAN 'Shocking, gripping and sobering' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH No other society sends its young boys and girls away to school to prepare them for a role in the ruling class. Beating, bullying, fagging, cold baths, vile food and paedophile teachers are just some of the features of this elite education, and, while some children loved boarding school, others now admit to suffering life-altering psychological damage. Stiff Upper Lip exposes the hypocrisy, cronyism and conspiracy that are key to understanding the scandals over abuse and neglect in institutions all over the world. Award-winning investigative journalist Alex Renton went to three traditional boarding schools. Drawing on those experiences, and the vivid testimony of hundreds of former pupils, he has put together a compelling history, important to anyone wondering what shaped the people who run Britain in the twenty-first century.

Stiff Upper Lip

Stiff Upper Lip PDF Author: Lawrence Durrell
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571288820
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 94

Book Description
Imagine if P.G.Wodehouse was a diplomat: Durrell's hilarious foreign office sketches are 'sophisticated funny, but wonderful, and bonkers' (Joanna Trollope) 'A rewarding cocktail based on two parts Wodehouse and one part Saki ... So much fun.' New York Times 'Whatever wars there may be and whatever crises, there will still, please heaven, be the diplomatic corps, with its protocol and formalities and a field for humour which I have never seen better used than in these stories.' John Betjeman After a lifetime serving that most delightfully British of institutions, the Foreign Office, Antrobus can't resist musing over old times in Vulgaria at his London club - or should that be cringing ... His memories of farcical gaffes and comic diplomatic misadventures star a mad inventor, a tragic cavalry officer, foreign ambassadors, embassy bachelors, a mischievous chef plotting to bring down the empire with garlic ... Celebrated British novelist, travel writer, and member of the real-life family portrayed in The Durrells in Corfu, Lawrence Durrell experienced the absurdities of mid-century diplomacy firsthand. Lampooning English etiquette, empire, and eccentricity, his charming jeu d'esprit about the diplomatic corps is classic satire: but be warned: there's a point where laughter can become painful ... 'Antrobus is a delight to listen to, and his stories are wonderfully funny.' Atlantic 'My goodness it is funny.' The Daily Telegraph

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves PDF Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409064581
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 212

Book Description
A Jeeves and Wooster novel Bertie Wooster looks pretty stylish in his new Tyrolean hat - or so he thinks: others, notably Jeeves, disagree. But when Bertie embarks on an errand of mercy to Totleigh Towers, things get quickly out of control and he's going to need all the help Jeeves can provide. There are good eggs present, such as Gussie Fink-Nottle and the Rev. 'Stinker' Pinker. But there also is Sir Watkyn Bassett J.P., enemy of all the Woosters hold dear, to say nothing of his daughter Madeline and Roderick Spode, now raised to the peerage. And Major Brabazon Plank, the peppery explorer, who wants to lay Bertie out cold. Thank goodness for the intervention of Chief Inspector Witherspoon of Scotland Yard - but is this gentleman all he seems?

Stiff Upper Lips & Baggy Green Caps

Stiff Upper Lips & Baggy Green Caps PDF Author: Simon Briggs
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780879962
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 368

Book Description
Peppered with bouncers, expletives, and even the odd diplomatic incident, this is a rip-roaring journey through over a century of Ashes history. For a list of every Ashes century and five-wicket haul, try Wisden, but if you want to know which England batsman was a martyr to syphilis and which Australian fast bowler reckoned the Queen had 'nice legs for an old Sheila', then read on... Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps exposes the seamy side of Ashes cricket. It gives the inside story behind controversies from the Bodyline series of 1932-33 and the Lillee and Thomson blitzkrieg of 1974-75, right up to the unseemly modern spats that ensure that this biannual frenzy of backbiting, finger-pointing and dubious facial hair remains one of the great events of the sporting calendar.

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves PDF Author: P G Wodehouse
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1787461025
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 0

Book Description
With mounting storm clouds on the Wooster horizon, in the shape of Madeline Bassett, there was but one ray of comfort — the presence of Jeeves, steadfast and reassuring.

Stiff Upper Lip

Stiff Upper Lip PDF Author: AC/DC
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9780825617997
Category : Music
Languages : en
Pages : 134

Book Description
Presents the music from the album "Stiff Upper Lip" for voice and guitar.

The Hummer

The Hummer PDF Author: John F. Kinsey
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Choral singing
Languages : en
Pages : 191

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Stiff Upper Lip

Stiff Upper Lip PDF Author: Alex Renton
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781474601016
Category : Boarding schools
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description


Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves

Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves PDF Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780745131603
Category : Butlers
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
Madeline Bassett and Gussie Fink-Nottle's engagement is on the rocks. Due to an old blunder, Bertie Wooster is next in line for the fair maiden's hand, and the prospect's too hideous to contemplate. Bertie must brave Totleigh Towers once more, with Jeeves in tow, for a spot of bridge mending.

Quiet Observations on the Ways of the World

Quiet Observations on the Ways of the World PDF Author: Erasmus Wilson
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 475

Book Description