The Enigma of Kidson: The Portrait of a Schoolmaster

The Enigma of Kidson: The Portrait of a Schoolmaster

by Jamie Blackett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846892653
Publisher: Quiller Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2018
Edition description: None
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jamie Blackett was born in 1964 was educated at Ludgrove, Eton—where he was tutored by Michael Kidson—and Sandhurst. After working in South Africa he joined the Coldstream Guards, serving in Northern Ireland, the First Gulf War, Hong Kong, The Falkland Islands, Zimbabwe and Germany. He returned to Galloway where he is now a farmer and a freelance journalist writing on farming and the countryside.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Foreword 8

Prologue 12

1 Eton Revisited 15

2 Abdul the Camel Driver 31

3 Private Business 51

4 Crime and Punishment 71

5 A Shropshire Lad 93

6 Toiling Upward 107

7 The Corner House 119

8 Beaks 133

9 A Sheeted Tombstone 155

10 The Heartless Ramparts 167

11 Sport 175

12 Parents 191

13 Hold on, Jack! 203

14 Outside the Classroom 215

15 The End Game 231

16 After Eton 237

17 Retirement 255

18 I Can't Stand the Preliminaries 273

19 Vale 277

Epilogue 293

Appendix: History Matters 299

Postscript 323

Eton Glossary 329

Index 333

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