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See How They Grow

Last week saw the U.S. premiere of 56 Up, the latest installment of Michael Apted’s documentary series that has checked in with 14 British men and women every seven years since they were seven years old.

Originally conceived as a commentary on Britain’s class system, the series grew along with the children into a bigger and more complex exploration of humanity. To mark the latest installment, here are four stories about growing up, both physically and emotionally—plus Jonathan Bell’s examination of the series. Ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.

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TMN Editor Liz Entman Harper has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman Harper