Notes from Underground

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Beaufort Books (March 2014)

Bronze Medal Award Winner!

Notes from Underground received the Bronze medal award in the Suspense/Thriller category for the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards

A novel set in the twilight years of the Czechoslovak communist regime, this novel describes a doomed love affair between two young people trapped in the system. The novel evokes a world in which every word and gesture evokes a double meaning, as peopleseek to find truth amid the lies, and love, in the midst of betrayal.

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An interview with Roger, led by Tony Curzon-Price, about the novel can be heard on opendemocracy. The interview is divided into two parts:

Part 1, click here

Part 2, click here

Standpoint Magazine Review / Remarks by Michael Zantovsky here

Forbes Online Review by Meghan Gurdon here

Here are two excellent pieces by Robin Ashenden on Notes from Underground.

Latest Articles

An Apology for thinking - 11 April 19 - The Spectator

This article was originally published on The Spectator’s UK website. I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I would...

Roger Scruton on why conservatism is better for the environment, FT - March 19

 An interview with Jane Owen in advance of the FT Oxford Literary Festival, the full article can be read online here.  https://www.ft.com/content/43e6ef1e-464b-11e9-a965-23d669740bfb  

Le Figaro - March 19

Earlier this month, Roger spoke with Eugenie Bastie for Le Figaro - Click here to read the article.

BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? 22 Feb 19

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs political debate from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, with a panel consisting of Robert Buckland MP, Baroness Smith, Chuka Umunna MP and Sir Roger Scruton. Listen back to the...

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May - Academic Freedom under Threat: What's to be Done? Oxford Conference