Letter: Girls take a different kind of beating at boarding school

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The Independent Online
I SAW If with a group of fellow inmates prior to boarding the evening train for our return to Gordonstoun in 1968 and we stood and cheered the closing scene] Revenge on all our incredibly stupid parents for attempting to purchase our places in the world. Revenge on all senior boys who practised hypocrisy with a faint smile. Revenge on our headmaster who bored us all rigid endlessly reading to us Eliot's choruses from The Rock in chapel - but, best of all, If was the logical exultation of our already omnipotent position and the realisation that we were about to become senior boys and take our places on the world's stage.

Peter Brown

London N21