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Bazouker

The untold scandals of a Victorian black sheep, Captain Lennox Berkeley, 7th Earl of Berkeley – gambler, zither-player, wife-stealer and bankrupt. By Tony Scotland.

£15.00

Gradual

The story of a beautiful book of Gregorian Chant, printed by Moretus in Antwerp in 1598 – and its significance in the Counter-Reformation. By Julian Berkeley and Tony Scotland.

£15.00

Flèche

A brief encounter on the boat train in 1934: Igor Stravinsky and a young English composer meet in the restaurant car and talk about music, love, Mussolini and crayfish. By Tony Scotland.

£15.00

Joyride: To a Reunion at Kardamyli

The touching account of an eccentric pilgrimage by three Bright Old Things, veterans of the Brideshead generation, who drive 2000 miles to stay with Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor. By Tony Scotland.

£17.50

Gimcrack

A rake’s progress on the Grand Tour: the entertaining adventures of the last Earl of Seaforth, dandy, musician, reluctant soldier and ladies’ man. By Tony Scotland.

£24.00

The Empty Throne

The gripping story of a quixotic search for the heir of the last Emperor of China, in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, with a Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor. By Tony Scotland.

£15.00

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