"The Breaking of Bumbo" was first published fifty years ago when the author was twenty-two. It was an immense success and caused something of stir. To quote from the original blurb, 'Bumbo Bailey is a coward and a bit of a hero; a martyr, an egoist, a clown, a debs' delight and a Suez mutineer; a non-conformist Old Etonian Guardee. Partly his own victim, and partly the victim of his own small world, he is Made, and has his Season; and is Broken. Bumbo pursues his career from Caterham to an Officers' Training School; from ...

The Breaking of Bumbo 2009, Faber & Faber, London

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Breaking of Bumbo 1985, Faber & Faber, London

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Breaking of Bumbo 1970, Penguin Books Ltd

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