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Lovely book - I was sorry when I came to the end of it,
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This review is from: To Serve Them All my Days (Kindle Edition)
This tells the story of a Welsh coalminer's son, David Powelett-Jones, from his discharge from Army in 1917 due to his injuries to the start of the Second World War.
David is a shattered by his experiences in the war and during his convalesence in Hospital, he is encourageds to take a position as a schoolmaster at Bamfylde, a ficticious North Devon Boardiong school, as a way of getting back a purpose in life.
In fact, Bamfylde is remarkably similar to the real West Buckland school where the author spent several years of his childhood....
The England he describes is both familar and foreign and it is interesting in its own right just to see how different things once were.
The book is a series of stories of events as David's life progresses from Firebrand to Headmaster, written with a good understanding of people, great characterisation and an eye for the telling detail.
A nice read. I hope you enjoy it too.