Uploaded by admin on September 09, 2010
September marks the beginning of the final quarter of the year; it also traditionally marks the return to school. So what better time to revisit the books of our youth? I remember buying my new term books at the end of August, before protectively wrapping them in newspaper and old calendars.
For me, Enid Blyton's Mallory Towers books were superb at describing the joy of the students' return to school: the joshing with the house mistresses and Matrons, the calling of 'hullo!', the return to the dormitory. Years later, I would get pretty much the same feeling as I read the Harry Potter series, albeit with the warm fuzzies of nostalgia. And decidedly less magic.
So, let's make this interactive. What books remind you of going back to school? What books best capture the feelings - elation, despair, resentment, resignation - that come with the return to school? The boundaries are loose - a book that describes the return, or maybe a book that's set in a school, or perhaps even a book that you read at school and haven't read since. I've shared some above and here are a few more:
Why don't you all share yours below in the comments?