The Madonna Of The Astrolabe

J.I.M. Stewart


The Madonna Of The Astrolabe

The Madonna Of The Astrolabe

  • Title: The Madonna Of The Astrolabe
  • Author: J.I.M. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780393088014
  • Page: 214
  • Format: Hardcover



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I am enjoying this slow trawl through the five novels, of which this is the fourth. It is Trinity Term, and Duncan is settling in as an unexpected don; his old tutor dies, another is showing signs of loss of grip, and there is a crisis (or is there?) over the college tower, for which the college needs a large sum of money. Disappointed in expectations in one direction, the problem appears to be solved on the discovery of a beautiful unknown painting in a forgotten part of the college. Of course [...]

This is the fourth book in a very entertaining series set in an Oxford College. piningforthewest/2017/0

I have always been a fan of the roman fleuve, and count Anthony Powell’s Dance to the Music of Time, C P Snow’s Strangers and Brothers and especially Simon Raven’s Alms for Oblivion sequences among my favourites. I had tended to group J. I. M. Stewart's marvellous five novel sequence A Staircase in Surrey as being on a par with them. It does, after all, include Young Pattullo, which is possibly my favourite novel ever (out of about five thousand that I have read to date).I have, however, f [...]


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