"a Dog With A Bad Name"
The name of Talbot Baines Reed will always be associated with fascinating stories for boys, dealing with public school life and early business careers. The better his stories are known the more highly they are appreciated. No writer has been able more skillfully to give his characters a real personality, or to portray more faithfully their failures, struggles, and final successes."As good to put i...
Paperback: 394 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 21, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
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“Talbot Baines Reed was one of the first, and probably the best, authors of serialized school stories for the legendary "Boy's Own Paper". The Paper was published from 1879 to 1967, and "real Boy's Own stuff" has become synonymous with improbable, her...”
to a boy's hands as anything of the kind we know of. 'A Dog With a Bad Name' opens promisingly; in the second paragraph we read: 'Bolsover College was a school which sadly needed two trifling reforms before it could be expected to do much good in the world. One was that all its masters should be dismissed; the other was that all its boys should be expelled. When these little changes had been effected there was every chance of turning the place into a creditable school; but not much otherwise.' After this we may be sure that no uninteresting event can be recorded of this establishment." -Education Outlook"Full of the excitement and temptations of school life....Manly in tone, and spiced with the talk that boys most affect." -The London Quarterly Review