For most of us, schools and teachers have played a big role in our lives. Discover a wide selection of books about schools, the students that attend them, and the teachers that dedicate their lives to educating young people. Touching, amusing and enlightening - you're bound to be educated by this reading list.

The likes of Miss Jean Brodie, Mr Chipping, Skullion from Porterhouse Blue and the decadent Sebastian Flyte - plus his teddy Aloysius - from Brideshead Revisited are among literature's finest creations. Many novelists have used schools or colleges as settings that fascinate readers. The relationship between student and teacher is revisited again and again. It's a scenario everyone can understand.

Go back to school with Tom Wolfe, John Knowles, Malcolm Bradbury and many other fine writers.

25 "Educational" Books

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