Book List in Order:6 titles

  • Brittle, effeminate and perennially untalented, Nigel Tuffnell-Greene has little in common with his high-achieving and ultra-masculine elder brother, Geoffrey, whom he worships and detests – hating him with a passion almost indistinguishable from l...


  • The Dog at Clambercrown takes its name from a mysterious pub - seductive and frightening, never visited, only heard of – that fascinates Brooke’s child narrator in this beautiful and utterly original work of autobiographical fiction.Both a journe...


  • The calm of Reynard Langrish’s quietly predictable life is shattered when, on a night of rain-swept storm, a stranger – a young soldier called Captain Archer - appears at his remote Kentish cottage. He takes Langrish to an ancient hill fort and i...


  • A disarming, lyrical hybrid of fiction and autobiography, this forgotten masterpiece of post-war English fiction follows a small boy through his First World War childhood and teenage years on the Kentish coast, then into the army and frontline servic...


  • 'Jocelyn Brooke's writing is imaginatively unique ... a great writer.' Elizabeth Bowen Flowers and fireworks, botany and pyrotechny: these were the twin passions of a delicate, sensitive boy growing up before the Great War. Part-memoir, part-imaginat...


  • "Jocelyn Brooke is a great writer. . . . If you care enough for literature, seek out "The Scapegoat.""--Elizabeth Bowen "Brooke marked out his magical, personal kingdom, different from any other writer."--Anthony Powell...