It is as if the old-fashioned sense of the word itself has a split meaning, for some spelling out solidarity, fun and security in a privileged Army-Empire tradition, for others a special kind of anguish. A parent might just say: Illustrations by Cei Willis Nick Duffell, a London-based psychotherapist, says he can usually spot an ex-boarding school student on first glance.
Are posh parents making their children – and our future leaders – mentally ill?
I had to go through it to grow up. The replies are intense with remembered pain and the eloquence of hindsight: