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Bright light and magnifier required.
16 August 2016
It has taken me 5 weeks to read this book, a little each day. The print size is tiny, and I could not focus for more than one chapter at a time, sometimes less. The content is easy to absorb, if rather repetitive. It highlighted some features of ex public schoolboys which I have experienced working alongside 3 of them many years ago, such as the entitlement culture and superficial politeness overlying some nastier aspects. One thing which stood out for me was their total inability to work WITH others, even when it would have advantaged them to do so. All other staff I have worked with had no problem with this. The author works extensively with the problems presented by ex public schoolboys and, coming from a loving family, I would have hated to be separated from them at age 7; seeing it as being not wanted. I do wonder what proportion of public schoolboys in this category are affected by this, and how this compares with sociopathic tendencies in the wider population.