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The Enigma of Kidson : the Portrait of an Eton Schoolmaster.

Author: Jamie Blackett
Publisher: La Vergne, UNITED STATES : Quiller, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A highly personal portrait of Eton master, Michael Kidson (1929-2015) by former pupil Jamie Blackett. Kidson was a deeply unconventional schoolmaster with a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Electronic books
Named Person: Michael Kidson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jamie Blackett
ISBN: 1846892511 9781846892516
OCLC Number: 991051157
Description: 1 online resource (284)
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Prologue; 1: Eton Revisited; 2: Abdul the Camel Driver; 3: Private Business; 4: Crime and Punishment; 5: A Shropshire Lad; 6: Toiling Upward; 7: The Corner House; 8: Beaks; 9: A Sheeted Tombstone; 10: The Heartless Ramparts; 11: Sport; 12: Parents; 13: Hold on, Jack!; 14: Outside the Classroom; 15: The End Game; 16: After Eton; 17: Retirement; 18: I Can't Stand the Preliminaries; 19: Vale; Epilogue; Appendix: History Matters; Eton Glossary; Index; A, B, C; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X.

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"A highly personal portrait of Eton master, Michael Kidson (1929-2015) by former pupil Jamie Blackett. Kidson was a deeply unconventional schoolmaster with a passion for his subject, a brilliant didactic style, breath-taking rudeness, eccentric mannerisms and catchphrases, a maverick attitude towards authority, and above all, a deep empathy, loyalty and dedication towards his boys. He had an extraordinary influence on his pupils - David Cameron, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Johnnie Boden, Nicky Henderson, Matthew Pinsent, 'Lupin' and Dominic West to name but a few.This unique portrait features the recollections and vignettes of incidents in the classroom and the tutorial. As Kidson was an inspirational History Beak (master), history is a strong theme throughout the book and through Kidson's life story, a vivid social history of the latter part of the twentieth century where the themes of history, education, culture, teaching, adolescence, discipline, mentorship, pronunciation, parenting and old age inter alia are all examine."--Publisher.

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