Very nice telling of a seemingly less than illustrious life; one of those lives that at first or second or third glance didn't seem to make an impact on the world. Mr. Chips isn't the brightest tool in the shed, but well loved and liked by many generations of boys at the school where he teaches for about 50 years. He is happy with his life and, whether anyone else knows it or not, knows that he was blessed.

Mr. Chips is no crusader like many of the teachers and coaches that we see in the movies. I appreciate very much the author deciding to tell a story about just an ordinary teacher and friend who made a difference in many lives just by being himself and caring about what he taught and those that he taught.