• Pages: 304
  • Publication date: 2 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780349143064
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Binding: Paperback

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Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Life in Girls’ Boarding Schools, 1939-1979
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In Terms & Conditions Ysenda Maxtone Graham speaks to members of a lost tribe – the Boarding-school Women, grandmothers now and the backbone of the nation, who look back on their experiences with a mixture of horror and humour.

‘The cruel teachers. The pashes on other girls. The gossip. The giggles. The awful food. The homesickness. The friendships made for life. The shivering cold. Games of lacrosse, and cricket.

‘The girls’ boarding school! What a ripe theme for the most observant verbal artist in our midst today – the absurdly undersung Ysenda Maxtone Graham, who has the beadiness and nosiness of the best investigative reporter, the wit of Jane Austen and a take on life which is like no one else’s. This book has been my constant companion ever since it appeared’ – A. N. Wilson, Evening Standard

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