Once Again Assembled Here

3.67 based on 4 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

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