Posh Boys

Pages: 400
Imprint: Oneworld

Posh Boys

How the English Public Schools Ruin Britain

Robert Verkaik

Some people earn success. Others buy it.
9781786073839 (5 Jul 2018)
RRP £12.99 / US$19.99

The Book

Imagine a world where leaders are able to pass power directly to their children. These children are plucked from their nurseries and sent to beautiful compounds far away from all the other children. They are provided with the best teachers, facilities, doctors and food. Every day they are told this is because they are the brightest and most important children in the world.

Years later they are presented with the best jobs, the grandest houses and most of the money. Through their networks of friends and family they control the government, the army, the police and the country's finances. They claim everyone is equal, that each person has a chance to become a leader. But this isn't true.

If such a world existed today wouldn't we say it was unfair, even corrupt? With Posh Boys Robert Verkaik issues a searing indictment of the public school system and outlines how, through meaningful reform, we can make society fairer for all.

Additional Information

Pages 400
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Robert Verkaik is a freelance journalist who writes for the Sunday TelegraphSunday TimesMail on SundayIndependent and Independent on Sunday. His reporting was longlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010. He lives in Surrey.

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