In this complete and unabridged audio version the listener is taken on a beguiling journey; the life and times of Mr Chipping, Classics master at Brookfield school since 1870. Sometimes Chips is an old man, dreaming by the fire. Then, a diffident young master taking 'prep' for the first time. Or, middle-aged and encountering Katherine, whose 'new woman' opinions create far-reaching changes in him. Hilton's masterly narrative interweaves a heart-wrenching love story with the jokes and eccentricities of school life, whilst watching a new and uncertain world emerge, full of conflict and upheaval, far beyond the turrets of Brookfield.