[EPUB] ✰ The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath Author Humphry Berkeley – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath H Rochester Sneath No Longer Exists And If You Wished To Put Your Son S Name On The Waiting List For Selhurst School, Near Petworth, Sussex, You Might Have A Little Difficulty It Doesn T Exist Either But, As This Collection Of Sneath S Letters, And The Replies, Proves, You Can Fool Most Of The People Most Of The Time Particularly, It Seems, If The People Happen To Be The Head Masters Of Thos Emost English Private Institutions Public Schools Sneath S Letters Comprise A Gentle And Unmalicious, But Devastatingly Accurate Parody Of The Public School System A Collection So Intelligently Absurd That It Defies Adequate Description


10 thoughts on “The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath

  1. says:

    Odd little volume A prankster undergraduate at Cambridge impersonates a fictional headmaster at a fictional school and writes letters to various other headmasters and leaders basically yanking their chains in 1948 until he is exposed by a newspaper reporter Funny in that it really happened.


  2. says:

    I m partial to a peculiar genre of comic writing, which I term faux memoirs This book belongs to that genre, and while it s not my favorite that honor goes to the Topsy books , it s a worthy addition to my collection Rochester Sneath is in the vein of Henry Root in other words, he sends letters to real people harasses them, if you will , in this case in the guise of a nonexistent headmaster of an equally nonexistent public American private school The book consists of a collection of I m partial to a peculiar genre of comic writing, which I term faux memoirs This book belongs to that genre, and while it s not my favorite that honor goes to the Topsy books , it s a worthy addition to my collection Rochester Sneath is in the vein of Henry Root in other words, he sends letters to real people harasses them, if you will , in this case in the guise of a nonexistent headmaster of an equally nonexistent public American private school The book consists of a collection of those letters and the various real responses received The joke wears a bit thin at times, but there are definite moments of brilliance Many notable British figures, such as George Bernard Shaw and Sir Andrian Boult, sent replies to Sneath s importunate letters, which asked them to speak at an annual celebration Shaw and conduct the school orchestra Boult Both men, need I say, declined the honor


  3. says:

    I dipped into this whilst waiting for a bus..the queue gave me a wide berth as I tried to stifle my laughter but gave up, in virtual hysteria It helps if you have had dealings with headmasters but its funny for those who havent.


  4. says:

    aarghh my uncle wrote this there it is it is not Waugh but v handsome for a 21 year old


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