Notes from Underground
Beaufort Books (2014)
Set in the twilight years of the Czechoslovak communist regime, this novel describes a doomed love affair between two young people trapped by the system. Roger Scruton evokes a world in which every word and gesture bears a double meaning, as people seek to find truth amid the lies and love in the midst of betrayal.
Souls in the Twilight
Beaufort Books (2018)
As the lights that have guided us go out, people begin to wander in the twilight, seeking their place of belonging. In these stories, set in recent times, but before the blinding glare of social media, Roger Scruton describes the remembered landscapes of people who are not where they belong, and not quite where they wished to be.
A Dove Descending
From Cyprus to the Hebrides, from London to Prague-Roger Scruton's stories cover a wide geographical area and yet a wider psychological terrain. Often experimental, but always controlled, the writing propels each story irresistiblly towards its climax, creating unforgettable characters and the atmospheric situations in which their destinies are revealed.
It is a story of our times, of kidnap and rescue, of abuse and healing. The first magazine review by Julie Bindel is published in Standpoint.