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The Life and Death of Rochester Sneath: The outrageously funny real-life pranks that fooled the public schools of England by Humphry Berkeley

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To the Master of Marlborough College

March 15th, 1948

Selhurst School, Near Petworth, Sussex

Dear Master,

As you are probably aware this summer sees the 300th anniversary of the foundation of Selhurst. In view of our connection with Royalty and the fact that at the beginning we numbered among our pupils the nephew of a Balkan Monarch, I am most anxious to have the honour of entertaining Their Majesties if this is at all feasible.

Perhaps you would be kind enough to let me know how you managed to engineer a visit recently from the King and Queen. Perhaps you would also give me any tips which you may have learned from your visit as to how Royalty should be treated since Selhurst would certainly wish the scale of its hospitality to be ...

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