How secure is the world of Sir. James Mainwaring, Bt? 'Jumbo' Mainwaring still heads
the industrial empire founded by his great-
But how truly secure is Jumbo's 'scheme of things'?
`I write of father and of son,' is how Tom Stacey opens Decline. So indeed he does;
and Jamie's part in Decline is precisely equivalent and ,in counterpoint to his father's.
The reader is carried not just to Eton and Cambridge, but Africa, post-
Decline is a classic story about English upper-
“Decline is a beautiful tale and perfectly penned.”
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