The Enigma of Kidson

Portrait of a Schoolmaster
Quiller Publishing Ltd
  • erschienen am 27. September 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 344 Seiten
978-1-84689-265-3 (ISBN)
Paperback edition of the biography of Michael Kidson, the Eton schoolmaster who influenced the likes of David Cameron, Matthew Pinsent and Dominic West. The author Jamie Blackett was also one of his pupils. 'A great read about a great man' "The Spectator"
  • Englisch
  • Shrewsbury
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  • Großbritannien
  • Höhe: 158 mm
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  • Breite: 234 mm
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  • Dicke: 35 mm
  • 630 gr
978-1-84689-265-3 (9781846892653)
1846892651 (1846892651)
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Jamie Blackett was born in 1964 and educated at Ludgrove, Eton (where he was tutored by Michael Kidson), the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and later Warwick Business School (MBA). After working in South Africa he joined the Coldstream Guards, serving in Northern Ireland, the First Gulf War, Hong Kong, the Falkland Islands, Zimbabwe and Germany. He returned to his roots in Galloway where he is now a farmer, forester, bed and breakfast and holiday cottage host, gardener and odd job man and occasional freelance journalist writing on farming and the countryside. His housemaster would be astonished to learn that he is a Deputy Lieutenant for Dumfriesshire and a member of the Queen s Bodyguard for Scotland Royal Company of Archers. He is married with two children.
'A great read about a great man' Taki The Spectator; 'I didn't expect to be moved to tears by a tribute book to an Etonian schoolmaster. But the story of Michael Kidson (1929-2015) drew me in and moved me deeply. This sprawling hotchpotch of recollections turns out to be essential reading for anyone interested in the forming of teenaged boys' minds and, in its very haphazardness, manages to paint a remarkably full portrait of a good, kind and enigmatic bachelor schoolmaster who changed boys' lives by civilising them and being there for them in the ways that mattered.' Ysenda Maxtone Graham The Oldie; 'Nothing short of a triumph. I laughed out loud dozens of times... it is really, really wonderful' Sir Matthew Pinsent; 'This book needs an H.M. Government health warning for OFSTED inspectors as it describes an inspired beak who ignored all the modern rules but put his pupils first.' Jacob Rees Mogg; This is a book that I found impossible to put down. I read it, if not in one sitting, then so voraciously that I gave myself no time to savour it; and so started all over again. * Pissed-off Toff *

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