John Bayley, 28 September 1989
Show More The Brideshead Generation: Evelyn Waugh and his Friends by Humphrey Carpenter.
Weidenfeld, 523 pp., £17.95, September 1989, 0 297 79320 9Show More
Osbert: A Portrait of Osbert Lancaster by Richard Boston.
Collins, 256 pp., £17.50, August 1989, 0 00 216324 1Show More
Ackerley: A Life of J.R. Ackerley by Peter Parker.
Constable, 465 pp., £16.95, September 1989, 0 09 469000 6Show More
“... Dean Farrar, the theologian and Harrow schoolmaster who in 1858 brought out the best-seller Eric, or Little by Little, later produced the almost equally popular St Winifred’s, or The World of School. There are a surprising number of novels, mainly but not all English ones, which could use the same subtitle. The Waves, or The World of School, War and Peace, or The World of School, A Passage to India, or ...”