Wednesday 13 December 2023

Eccentric Teachers

Ysenda Maxtone Graham (1962-), Mr Tibbits’s Catholic School (London: Slightly Foxed, 2012), p. 64:

Boys’ prep schools have always attracted eccentric teachers.  Young, dishevelled men who leave university without having a clue what to do next; fresh-faced railway-map enthusiasts unsuited to a job in the City; retired Army officers with very white legs who wear shorts in winter; blue-stocking women in a vain search for a husband; Catholic converts with a Third in History from Oxford, and so on.