Notes & Reviews:
Tom Brown's Schooldays is the story of an energetic, good-hearted boy and his adventures at public school. Based on the author's own childhood, the novel presents us with a snapshot of life at a Victorian public school as we follow Tom's development from a boy to a young man. Tom must fend off his archenemy, the bully Flashman, and take a younger boy under his wing - experiences through which he learns loyalty, courage and brotherhood. Jamie Parker is best known for his roles in the films The History Boys and Valkyrie. He has also performed in the television series Foyle's War, The Hour, Silent Witness and Silk. His theatre credits include Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe. He has read Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd for Naxos AudioBooks.