Some of my favourite adult books that are set in schools:
- The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- Notes on A Scandal by Zoe Heller
I just thought this was interesting, because when I think of school-set books, it's usual Mallory Towers, St Claire's or The Chalet School - you know the sort of thing. That in itself is lovely, but I just happened to notice that it's not always the case. Some very fine, often unsettling and very dark (not of these is a jolly schooldays romp, by any stretch oof the imagination) stories have been set in schools. These could all probably be read by older teenagers, but are aimed primarily at adults.
I like making lists of things, however tenuous. I am feeling disproportionately proud for having noticed this one!