Tom Brown's Schooldays

Tom Brown's Schooldays

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A new edition of the classic to tie-in with the ITV series. Set against the authentic backdrop of the exclusive public school, Tom Brown begins his fight for survival amongst the school?s unruly and out-of-control pupils. The moving story follows the lasting friendships Tom makes with the ever-faithful East, the cheeky Tadpole, the dutiful head of house Frobisher, prefect Huband, and his bond with tragic underdog Arthur. Despite these powerful unions, the youngsters live under the constant threat of some of the older boys including literature?s most notorious and sadistic child creation, Flashman. The porter?s innocent young daughter Sally falls prey to Flashman?s empty promises. When Dr Arnold takes over as the new headmaster of Rugby, he inherits a school where, at night, mob-rule prevails and unkempt youngsters are left to co-exist behind locked doors, without adult supervision, guidance or rules. Despite the fierce objections of his staff and resistance from older pupils, Arnold embarks on a programme of radical reforms. Supported by his loyal wife Mary, he gradually enforces values of trust, loyalty and respect amongst the boys.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Television tie-in edition
  • 0141020571
  • 9780141020570
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