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The disc will play perfectly without interruptio The Headmaster By R. The book pretty much look like a new book. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. At a remote English public school in Devon the debilitated veteran, himself barely out of his teens, decides temporarily to try his hand at teaching while striving to awaken from the nightmare of World War I -- the national catastrophe that Young David Powlett-Jones, a Welsh miner's son, is invalided home from France when he suffers severe shell shock on the Western Front.
At a remote English public school in Devon the debilitated veteran, himself barely out of his teens, decides temporarily to try his hand at teaching while striving to awaken from the nightmare of World War I -- the national catastrophe that sweeps England out of the comfortable certainties of the Victorian Age into the moral perplexities and harsh economic realities of more modern times.
Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 13, Alan rated it it was amazing Shelves: We saw the Masterpiece Theatre series compliments of Netflix. Then I wanted to read the book. The series followed the storyline almost completely. Reading the book after seeing hours of the characters on the film, made it seem like visiting old friends. Below is from the end flaps of the first printing of the book obtained on order from the local library.
His sense of history, his loving re-creation of real events, his almost Churchillian understanding of the English character and genius, have led critics to compare him with such great masters of the traditional English novel Delderfield is above all a master storyteller, whose characters take on lives of their own and exercise such power over our imagination that they become part of ourselves.
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The best parts of the story happen when we see grace and mercy extended wisely so that the boys develop true character. If you would like a relief from the grisly reality of modern media and books, consider this as a 'good read. Just as a good book should be … View all 5 comments. Jan 31, Whitney rated it it was amazing.
Very rarely do I find a book that captures so much of my mind that I read every word. This was one of those books! It embraced a heart for teaching, a passion for history, a draw to love, and a strength through hardship all in a landscape of a prep school in England. Looking at life between the two wars that both engulfed the world, from the perspective of a small, secluded, and hidden piece of the earth was one of the most interesting perspectives I have been immersed in!
It challenged my mind Very rarely do I find a book that captures so much of my mind that I read every word.
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It challenged my mind and opened my heart! It was an excellent read! This is a book that must be reviewed.
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I mustn't have been reviewing then. I will remedy this asap. I loved this book. Then I bought it after giving away my second hand copy. This is a book to hold onto. One of the kids Headmaster's enjoyed it too, I raved about it. Glad my dad passed it onto me: Dec 09, DiNovia rated it it was amazing. I sometimes still wake up in the morning and look forward to reading more about P. The book could have gone on another thousand pages as far as I'm concerned and I would have been riveted.
A great tutorial on the British Boys' School and how that effects their society. My paperback was literally falling apart in my hands and required frequent sticky tape first aid as I read. As my friends know, I love chunky sagas and epics but I'll be honest with you. A shell shock soldier WW1 is discharged from a lengthy hospital stay and is encouraged to take a post at a boys boarding school by his neurologist. What follows is 20 years as a teacher and mentor and how one school gave a shell of a man a new lease on life and reason to live. The first half was 5 stars for me but I wish his first wife could have held up a bit longer I'm not spoiling it, its in the description and come on, it covers 20 years so nothing is permanent I really liked her a lot and wished things could have been different.
His future love interests I didn't care for so much. One character is very into politics and my eyes start glazing over when you mention Tories and liberals, so you can imagine I found these bits hard going. For anyone in the education field this book would be fascinating. I really loved the stories about the individual boys and their escapades. Their nicknames were entertaining as well. I come from a family where no one uses anyone's real names and we have nicknames for everyone else we know too some know it and most don't!
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Heavy, full busted and highly corseted: The writing itself is very readable and the characters well portrayed and individualistic. It's a good story and worth reading. But I'm glad I'm done. The characters seem well portrayed and it sticks quite closely to the book.
View all 18 comments. A clear evocation of an era long gone by; sentimental in the best sense of that word—honest about what matters, valuing it, and figuring out how to live in it. The story takes place between two wars, the first and the second--the big ones, as they are often characterized--and follows the career of a veteran of the first who comes to this lonely outpost for healing.
It is a nostalgic book; at times, a very sad book--I read A remarkable novel. It is a nostalgic book; at times, a very sad book--I read often with tears in my eyes, especially as I neared the end. It is also a thoughtful reflection on education, the healing power of relationships, and the purpose of life.
Sometimes as I wend my way to the end of a book, I slow down; I don't want it to end--not because I'm afraid of how it will end but because I like "living" there and want to stay. This is one of those books. I am grateful to the student who gave it to me; it grounded me as well. Jan 13, Trisha rated it really liked it.
A British boys' boarding school, in the period between the two world wars provides the setting for this lengthy novel about a shell shocked young man who takes on a temporary job as a teacher and ends up spending the next 22 years gradually learning to love everything about his life as a school master, housemaster and eventually the headmaster. For those of us Anglophiles who loved Hogwarts School of Wizardy, Bamfylde is the next best thing and actually goes a long ways to helping us understand A British boys' boarding school, in the period between the two world wars provides the setting for this lengthy novel about a shell shocked young man who takes on a temporary job as a teacher and ends up spending the next 22 years gradually learning to love everything about his life as a school master, housemaster and eventually the headmaster.
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For those of us Anglophiles who loved Hogwarts School of Wizardy, Bamfylde is the next best thing and actually goes a long ways to helping us understand the British residential school system that provides part of the framework for the Harry Potter books. While the plot and the characterizations were a little thin in places what kept me reading was the setting and time period. Even though I didn't live through that era and certainly never attended a boys'boarding school the book left me feeling nostalgic for an England that probably only exists in books, and a way of life where no matter what happens the best way to approach it is to have a cup of tea first.
I really enjoyed this the subject of a Masterpiece Theatre back in the early 80s story of an English schoolmaster at a country "public school" from Apr 28, Wally rated it it was amazing. Retrieved 26 April Retrieved 13 February Retrieved from " https: BBC television dramas Screenplays by Andrew Davies s British drama television series British television programme debuts British television programme endings Television shows set in Devon Television programmes based on British novels English-language television programs.
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