Flower Power

P.N. Furbank

  • 'The Military Orchid’ and Other Novels by Jocelyn Brooke
    Penguin, 437 pp, £10.99, August 2002, ISBN 0 14 118713 1

‘An unjustly neglected author’? This was at least how Anthony Powell wrote of Jocelyn Brooke, none of whose books remained in print at the time of his death in 1966. But the neglect was to some degree remedied when, in 1981, Secker and Warburg reissued his Orchid Trilogy as a single volume, with an introduction by Powell, and it is nice to see this trilogy now reprinted as a Penguin Classic.

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