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A Very Private School: A Memoir

Audio CD

Main Details

Title A Very Private School: A Memoir
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Charles Spencer
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
March 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9781797173085
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
NZ Release Date 12 March 2024
Publication Country United States


In this poignant memoir Charles Spencer recounts the trauma of being sent away from home at age eight to attend boarding school. A Very Private School offers a clear-eyed first-hand account of a culture of cruelty at the school Charles Spencer attended in his youth and provides important insights into an antiquated boarding system. Drawing on the memories of many of his schoolboy contemporaries as well as his own letters and diaries from the time he reflects on the hopelessness and abandonment he felt at aged eight viscerally describing the intense pain of homesickness and the appalling inescapability of it all. Exploring the long-lasting impact of his experiences Spencer presents a candid reckoning with his past and a reclamation of his childhood.