An aging schoolteacher reflects on half a century at a boys’ school in England, starting in the 19th Century and spanning past WWI.
I had heard of Goodbye, Mr. Chips but had never read it before, and I’m so sorry I waited so long! The book is just lovely, a gem where every word counts. I was moved beyond compare. It was described as “sentimental,” and I suppose it is, but not in the negative connotation of the word. It’s poignant and reflective and steeped in nostalgia, and it just totally works on every level.
Many thanks to Open Road Iconic Ebooks for the review copy.