THE BISHOP’S SHADOW
Frightened by some alarm of sleep that was forgotten
in the moment of waking, a little boy threw back the
bedclothes and with quick heart and breath sat listening
to the torr...
Compton Mackenzie was one of the most prolific British authors of the twentieth century. His first book was published when he was in his mid-twenties and his last when he was nearly ninety. In fact, b...
As an essayist Compton Mackenzie cultivated a tradition going back to Michel de Montaigne and Francis Bacon, of flights of introspective and descriptive writing, often autobiographical in focus, with ...