The Dog at Clambercrown

Jocelyn Brooke
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ISBN 9780571270040 Format Paperback
Published 20/05/2010 Length 256 pages

About Book

First published in 1955 by The Bodley Head, The Dog at Clambercrown was also published in 1955 in America by The Vanguard Press, New York.

'Mr Jocelyn Brooke is one of the most interesting and talented of contemporary writers . . . we are left as delighted by the hundredth performance as we were at the first. It is magic - conjuring - of which we never tire: an example of what is called "art" . . . As a discursive travel book it seems to me in no way inferior to Norman Douglas at his best.'
Anthony Powell, Punch

'. . . In this fourth autobiographical-fictional itinerary, the ways are more enchanted and twisty, the scent keener than ever. Here is a writer possessed by the magic - the voodoo - of childhood . . . Mr. Brooke is a pleasure to read - a highly individual pleasure.'
G. W. Stonier, New Statesman

  • About Jocelyn Brooke

    Writer and naturalist Jocelyn Brooke (1908-1966) was born and raised in Kent. He published his first book, Six Poems, in 1928 while still at Worcester College, Oxford. Having worked in London bookshops and publishing, he enlisted in the Royal Medical Army corps at the outbreak of War and was later decorated for his bravery. After the war he wrote full time in a variety of genres, culminating in the three novels - The Military Orchid, A Mine of Serpents and The Goose Cathedral - which drew closely on his own experiences. They were first published together in a single volume by Secker and Warburg in 1979, with an introduction by Anthony Powell.

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