Released on 14 July 2016.

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Once Again Assembled Here

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Stephen Maxwell has just retired from a lifetime spent teaching history at his alma mater. As he writes the official history of Blake's, a minor public school steeped in military tradition, he also reveals how, forty years ago, a secret conflict dating from the Second World War re-enacted itself among staff and pupils, when fascism once more made its presence felt in the school and the city, with violent and nightmarish results.

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A subtle, compassionate, quietly outraged novel ... reminds us how readily the conspiracy of the institution can become a refuge for the unspeakable
O'Brien's literary thriller is elegant, atmospheric and topical, with a dash of wry humour
Mail on Sunday
A compelling narrative . . . O'Brien is an acclaimed poet and his second novel is stylish and controlled
Sunday Times