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The Novel

The set novel our English Master presented us with was The Cloister and the Hearth. Charles Reade. Any other offers?

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1953-58

Current location (optional) West Yorks

Re: The Novel

I do remember a recommended reading list given to us by Tony (Percy) Peart (RIP) in the third year. It included 'Sons and Lovers' by DH Lawrence, 'A Passage to India' by EM Forster, 'Brighton Rock' by Graham Green, 'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck, 'For whom the Bell Tolls' by Ernest Hemingway , 'The Catcher in the Rye' by JD Salinger, '1984', 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding and a few more. Besides the Lawrence mentioned above, we were pretty keen to get hold of 'Lady Chatterleys Lover' , and an illicit copy was passed around a few of us...It contained the passage.... ' Ee tha'art a right bit o' cunt M'lady'.. 'Whats Cunt?' she replied etc etc

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 58-64

Current location (optional) Wirral

Re: The Novel

Thanks Brian: reckon you had a great English Master.

A classic is something everybody wants to have read, but no one wants to read. ~ Mark Twain

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1953-58

Current location (optional) West Yorks

Re: The Novel

Amendment: I reject the word, "everybody" in the Twain quote; but take it as artists' licence. And by gum, what an artist.

Years at KBGS e.g. 1958-1964 (optional) 1953-58

Current location (optional) West Yorks