THE FOURTH OF JUNE by David Benedictus

THE FOURTH OF JUNE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Fourth of June is an astonishingly good first novel by a 23 year old Old Etonian about life at Britain's smartest ""public"" school. In particular it is the story of two boys, one of whom is a ""guinea pig"" sent to the fashionable public schools under an experimental scheme started by the post-war Labour government. A book of changing moods -- sometimes a singeing indictment, sometimes a comic revel and even occasionally a sentimental salute -- describes life at Eton, its brutalities and civilities, with great insight.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1962
Publisher: Dutton