The following is a list of sources of interest to anyone interested in British school fiction. The list is by no means exhaustive and complete and will be updated occasionally.

Books on School Literature

Kirkpatrick, Robert J. Bullies, Breaks and Flannelled Fools: An Annotated Bibliography of Boys’ School Fiction, 1742-2000. London: Robert Kirkpatrick, 2001. pp 337.

Kirkpatrick, Robert J. The Encyclopaedia of Boys’ School Stories. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. pp 385.

Quigly, Isabel. The Heirs of Tom Brown: the English school story. London: Chatto & Windus, 1982. pp 296

Reed, John R. The Old School Tie: the public schools in British literature. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1964

Richards, Jeffrey. Happiest Days: the public schools in English fiction. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988. pp 248

Watson, Benjamin. English Schoolboy Stories: an annotated bibliography of hardcover fiction. Metuchen, NJ. London: Scarecrow Press, 1992. pp 199

Books on the Public Schools

David, Albert Augustus. Life and the Public Schools: a prospect. Alexander Maclehose, 1932.

Duffell, Nick. The Making of Them. London: Lone Arrow Press, 2000. pp 318.

Gathorne-Hardy, Jonathan. The Public School Phenomena, 597-1977. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1977. pp 478

Percival, Alicia Constance. The Origins of the Headmasters’ Conference. London: John Murray, 1969. pp 98.

Wakefield, John. The Cloistered Elite: a sociological analysis of the English public boarding school. London: Macmillan, 1969. pp 269.

Warner, Rex English Public Schools. London: William Collins, 1945

Watkins, Paul. Stand Before Your God. London: Faber and Faber, 1993. pp 203.

Films set in Public Schools

— Another Country: starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Set in 1930s Eton.

— If….: starring Malcolm McDowell

— To Serve Them All My Days: BBC adaptaion of R. F. Delderfield’s novel

— Tom Brown’s Schooldays: classic adaptation of Hughes’ novel with Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Dr. Arnold.

— Tom Brown’s Schooldays: 1970s adaptation of Hughes’ novel.

— Tom Brown’s Schooldays: modern adaptation of Hughes’ novel with Stephen Fry as Dr. Arnold.