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English Mentors Will Turn Your Rich Russian Brats Into Sarah Ferguson Clones

english-mentorsCHANNEL 4 TV show The Russians Are Coming introduces me to a charming outfit called English Mentors. Imagine you’re a mega-rich Russian breeder with a brat to civilise – how could you fast-track it into an English public school such as Eton or Stowe for all the global advantages that money can buy? Simples. You hand it over to English Mentors, writes Madame Arcati:

For a fee so substantial it warrants no mention, EM will billet your kid on an English country house and put it through short “modules” in etiquette, clay shooting, polo, English language, deportment, visits to the Palace of Westminster and BBC studios and other delights that spell Brideshead Culture. EM is purposed to create smart little foreign Englishers who can fit into public school castes.

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Posted: 1st, March 2010 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comment