There are a lot of voices to listen to in Delirium, and they’re all talking about one thing: a lost manuscript. The search begins with the source, the poet Arthur Rimbaud, the manuscript’s author. We hear first the voices of Rimbaud, his lover Paul Verlaine, and Verlaine’s wife, Mathilde, giving us a glimpse of the world [...]
We had grand field days with the O.T.C. Two platoons would be marched some few miles away to protect, say, a farm. The other two platoons would attack in an attempt to “take the objective”. We were provided with a dozen rounds of “blank” ammunition. We smaller boys realised and seized the opportunity this provided. [...]
War was a constant background then. Senior School, some two hundred boys, dined together in the Hall; if dining it could be called. Some mornings, too many alas, after breakfast, the Head had a dreadful ritual to perform. In cap and gown he would march up to the top table, turn to face us all, [...]
My fourteenth Birthday was just before me when my dear and highly respected Father and Mother decided that their son would benefit if given a Public School education. So, at no little financial sacrifice to themselves and after selective exploration, they delivered this rather contradictory son of theirs to face the rigours of a Public [...]
Poznansky writes engaging and easily flowing prose. This is a very entertaining book, and quite possibly a very good psychological assessment of a particular type of high achiever in any period of history. Poznansky brings a very real flesh and blood David alive through over two and a half thousand years. King Saul is wonderfully [...]
There's been such a lot going with getting this new website up that we've not had an update for a while, but awesome new books have been going through our system and here are the ones that have passed. I'll try to make sure we have an update early each month.