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Conventional Weapons



05 October 2017
172 pages
Imprint: Bello


He is subtle as the devil
A civilised and witty writer who seems to me, in his analytical approach to society, to have much in common with Anthony Powell
Art exploited as a mere pretext: that is the underlying theme of Conventional Weapons. I can think of no other novelist who has dealt with the subject so ruthlessly, with such skill and controlled imagination . . . Mr Brooke has ploughed his English corner of The Waste Land between the two world wars with a dexterity that compels our harrowed admiration