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Echoes of Tom Brown’s School Days: Rabbits, by Hugo Rifkind, reviewed

When 16-year-old Tommo moves to an elite, brutish boarding school, he longs to fit in and even manages to join the inner circle. But can he ever really become ‘one of them’?

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

6 July 2024

9:00 AM

Rabbits Hugo Rifkind

Polygon, pp.320, 14.99

The year is 1993 and 16-year-old Tommo has been moved from a day state school of 2,000 pupils in brown blazers that ‘when it rained… smelled of shit’ to Eskmount, an elite Scottish boarding school, where boys wear kilts and put their ‘cocks on your shoulder’ when you’re working in the library (easier in a kilt) and routinely hang ‘smaller kids in duvets… out the window’.

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