interested in popular culture, youth movements, outdoor recreation, camping and survival, the scout movement, former scouts. Students and readers interested in Victorian studies and literature, fin-de-siecle writing, early twentieth-century literature/modernism, colonial and imperial writing, popular fiction/non-fiction, queer theory and writing, gender and masculinity, postcolonial writing and cultural studies.
"'very good fun'" - Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph
"'Elleke Boehmer's erudite introduction makes you wish she would get around to writing a full-length biogaphy of the first Chief Scout'" - William Cook, New Statesman
"'a gem of a contemporary source'" - Living History
"'the value of Elleke Boehmer's well-annotated text of the original edition is to show us the anxieties, contradictions and excitements of the Boy Scout movement at its inception'" - Alan Hollinghurst, Guardian
"'a gripping read'" - The Oldie
Editor Elleke Boehmer introduces 'Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship' in this 'Meet the Author' video