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Rochester Sneath is in the vein of Henry Root - in other words, he sends letters to real people (harasses . The book consists of a collection of those I'm partial to a peculiar genre of comic writing, which I term "faux memoirs.
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.
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One head master was so drawn to Sneath that he recommended Selhurst to a prospective parent, who promptly applied for a place on behalf of her son. His name was placed on 'the waiting list for the Waiting List'. 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.
A Youthful Frivolity (Paperback). Humphry Berkeley (author). H. Rochester Sneath no longer exists. was booked up, as was Sir Adrian Boult. Sir William Reid Dick was eager.
The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath: A Youthful Frivolity (Paperback). 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. After four or five letters the Master of Marlborough became exasperated, while the head master of St Benedict's was livid.
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Rochester Sneath no longer exists. Particularly, it seems, if the people happen to be the head masters of thos emost English private institutions - public schools.
Berkeley Humphry (EN). In early 1948 Sneath began his brief and glorious career. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.
Find nearly any book by Humphry Berkeley. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. The life and death of Rochester Sneath: A youthful frivolity: ISBN 9780706701500 (978-0-7067-0150-0) Hardcover, Davis-Poynter, 1974. Life and Death of Rochester Sneath: A Youthful Frivolity: ISBN 9780948654060 (978-48654-06-0) Hardcover, Pedigree Books, 1986.
Humphry Berkeley attended Malvern College followed by Pembroke College, Cambridge and was President of both the . The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath by Humphry Berkeley. Berkeley's speech on the Second reading of the Sexual Offences Bill. Parliament of the United Kingdom.
Humphry Berkeley attended Malvern College followed by Pembroke College, Cambridge and was President of both the Cambridge Union Society and Cambridge University Conservative Association in 1948. His studies were interrupted when he was excluded ('sent down') for two years as a result of a practical joke in which he impersonated 'H. Rochester Sneath', the headmaster of a rather odd public school, and wrote hoax letters to public figures.