Tuesday, 20 October 2009

On this day...












The English author Thomas Hughes, born in 1822, died in 1896. He was best known for his novel 'Tom Brown's School Days', a semi-autobiographical work set in Rugby school, a public school for boys. It has had considerable influence on the genre of 'school novels', including 'St. Trinians'. It has been dramatised on several occasions, the latest being in 2005, starring Alex Pettyfer and Stephen Fry.

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