I've argued with Mr Derbyshire and tried to point him to the evidence in
Lewis himself of that writer's aversion to the public school ethos and all
its works, but he has a perhaps irrational distaste which he doesn't care to
On this subject, before leaving it, we may quote amusingly from Ch VIII of
SURPRISED BY JOY:
"It was, of course, to turn us into public-school boys that my father had
originally sent us to Wyvern [actually, Malvern College - DP]; the finished
product appalled him."
This particularly in reference to Warnie, who had taken to the treatment as
Jack never did.