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"The mere habit of writing, of constantly keeping at it, of never giving up, ultimately teaches you how to write." Gabriel Fielding
 

Brotherly Love
This book belongs to David: the eldest son, the most beloved, idolized by his mother and by young John. David is following the path set out by his mother - into the Church. He cannot, however, follow as obediently in spirit. His early rebellions are small: when he drowns his mothers highly prized cat, he is forgiven. When he takes over the girl John has brought down for the weekend, brotherly love is strained, but David's charm wins all. When David promises that the woman will never set foot in the house vicarage again, Mother prays for him in thanksgiving. Deftly, with palpable supense, the drama builds; incident upon incident, until David's final tragedy which leaves a permanent, unforgettable mark on the Blaydons - and the reader.

Pretty Doll Houses


Pretty Doll Houses is a study of childhood and adolescence written with dazzling charm and insight. It is set in the 1920s and 1930s, and although the form is fictional, the content seems even more autobiographical then the earlier novels. He writes of the house Tullagee, in Sussex, where his early years were spent; of the family's life in the Yarm-on-the-Trees where his father was vicar; and of the adolescent years in Anglesey, where John Blaydon's mother, the self willed Kathy, decended from the novelist Henry Fielding (from whom Gabriel Fielding has taken his own pen name) contrives to rule her family, including her ailing husband, and to indulge her religious instincts with many local church activities although still yielding to a romantic association with a former lover.

The Birthday King

The Birthday King describes Hitler's Germany from the inside of one wealthy industrialist family, part Jewish and part Catholic, entangled in political and financial alliance, frought with petty jealousies, treacheries, fears, and aspirations. His most critically aclaimed book, It won the W.H. Smith Award in 1963, is a must read. Described as the 'best novel so far about the rule of the swastika' The Birthday King attempts nothing less than a geneology of evil, an entiology of the malevolence of the Nordic mind.

In The Time of Greenbloom

In the Time of Greenbloom begins the story of two children, bound by nearly an innocent bond of understanding and love. They are together only briefly, but in each other's thoughts always. Through all the quiet days of their childhood, a blind evil is gradually evoked. It never seems quite real. Then suddenly it strikes and all the aloof adults are as frighteningly ineffectual as the children themselves.

Gentlemen In Their Season

The approach of this extraordinary novel to marriage is via its converse - adultery. It provides thereby a tale that, in application is almost scandalously true, yet also highly comic - especially since the gleams of lust and desire that emanate from its characters far surpass their skill in performance. This book deals with three gentlemen in their offseason-of infidelity. Two of them work for the BBC, the third is in jail for killing his wife's lover.

The Women of Guinea Lane

The Woman of Guinea Lane follows the hero of earlier Fielding novels, John Blaydon. He has just begun work as a junior hospital doctor at the Guinea Lane Hospital in London, under the eye of a formidable woman doctor concerned with her own research into dying patients. His growing involvment with the life of the hospital, his tender relationship with the enchanting Minna, his encounter with the Major Bellayr, a sinister figure who may hold the key to events in his own past, all are conveyed with the sense of detail and eye for atmosphere of a born novelist.

The Frog Prince and Other Poems.

Volume of poetry published in 1952

Twenty-Eight  Poems.

Volume of poetry published in 1956

Through Streets Broad and Narrow 

In this sequel to the acclaimed In the Time of Greenbloom, John Blaydon "runs head on into the paradox of Ireland, attempts to solve it single-handed and gets his heart and most of his head broken in the process. The manner of his undoing is told in a series of brilliant pictures, evocative, authentic, macabre, or hilariously funny. . . . Mr. Fielding has written an original novel of vitality, wit, and compassionate insight."—Isabelle Mallet, New York Times Book Review

New Queens for Old, A Novella and Nine Stories

The meticulous, intricately intelligent tone of these stories gives Gabriel Fielding's whole collection a uniquely astringent flavor. The range, both in tone and subject matter, is wide - including detailed, lucid investigations into the implications of men's actions in strange locales.

Eight Days

William Chance, a prison doctor and recent convert to Catholicism, comes for a holiday in an international zone of North Africa.Here, in this highly charged, sinister and most un-Catholic atmosphere, his faith and safety are challenged. Eight Days is a book conceived in a jungle of evil aqnd illicit love. In a symbolic way all the people are blown sky-high in the noisy fireworks of the last day- and light succeeds.