Once Again Assembled Here

3.5 based on 5 ratings & 2 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 14.07.2016
ISBN: 9781447238133
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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.

In the media

A subtle, compassionate, quietly outraged novel ... reminds us how readily the conspiracy of the institution can become a refuge for the unspeakable
Guardian
O'Brien's literary thriller is elegant, atmospheric and topical, with a dash of wry humour
Mail on Sunday
The sense of regretfully looking back through fading autumn sunlight on a life not really lived is wonderfully done
Daily Mail