What Doesn't Kill You

What Doesn t Kill You I was just a regular eight year old kid with a dad who worked abroad There are no decent schools in Baghdad I was told by my parents and so they shipped me off to a top UK independent boarding schoo

  • Title: What Doesn't Kill You
  • Author: SimonWilson
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • I was just a regular eight year old kid with a dad who worked abroad There are no decent schools in Baghdad, I was told by my parents, and so they shipped me off to a top UK independent boarding school What Doesn t Kill You is a sometimes sad, sometimes horrific and sometimes humorous account of my first year at boarding school beginning in September 1971.In the daysI was just a regular eight year old kid with a dad who worked abroad There are no decent schools in Baghdad, I was told by my parents, and so they shipped me off to a top UK independent boarding school What Doesn t Kill You is a sometimes sad, sometimes horrific and sometimes humorous account of my first year at boarding school beginning in September 1971.In the days before the abolishment of corporal punishment, this expensive school found many opportunities to wield slippers, canes, plimsolls or just hard flat hands for the slightest of reasons By today s standards it would be called barbaric Did we suffer Yes we did Did we behave Mostly Did we learn Yes we did.Having read several true stories of inner city schools in England today, I thought it was time for people to have the opportunity to find out how we fared in an old school system.This was a strict regime where if you didn t have friends, your life was a living hell where telling tales would get your lights punched out where talking after lights out resulted in six of the best on your bare behind with a hard soled slipper where talking back to teachers meant you couldn t sit down for hours This was my home.Is the return of this type of school the answer You decide.Is it all true As far as I can remember, yes But as this all took place over forty years ago, some of the details are a little blurry I can say that I have written every detail exactly the way I remember it.

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    1. Let me get this out about this book first the cover is terrible and doesn t do the book justice When I first saw it, I thought it was a bad graveyard horror novel Having said that, we all have different tastes so I m really glad I didn t let that first knee jerk reaction affect my decision to read this one.I knew very little about boarding schools, much less boarding schools in the 1970s, going into this I felt the author s story was incomplete though I get this was about his experiences at scho [...]

    2. Excellent I really liked I can t wait for the second book to be released Definitely a 5 star book Please let me know when it is



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