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Ease in his life he might at last achieve the status of a major composer that some considered him capable of becomingFew of those now responsible for Gurney however had any true idea of what he had endured on the Western Front during almost three years of military service or of what he had already achieved in both his poetry and his compositions From the Trade Paperback editio. this was just awful i read about half of it in the hope that it would get better but it just did not and what was the stuff about beekeeping all about

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In Zodiac Light

In DecemberIvor Gurney ex soldier poet and composer was transferred from Barnwood House Asylum in Gloucester to the City of London Mental Hospital Dartford Suffering from increasingly freuent and deepening bouts of ‘Systemized Delusional Insanity’ paranoid schizophrenia Gurney was to spend the rest of his life there until his death In Zodiac PDFEPUB or in Neglected by. Set in the City of London Asylum in 1922 the main character is based on the World War One poet and composer Ivor Gurney However it is a fiction book and to emphasise that it is the fictional character of Dr Irving who tells the story Whilst the central story line in Gurneys demise there are other bits and bobs in the story such as chats with other patients characters and Dr Irvings childhood The author has written characters that are disconnected from the world Lyle particularly is an interesting bit of the plot as he was a conscientious objector who has lost

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The military and by his own family and abandoned by all but a notable handful of his friends Gurney descended into the madness and oblivion which he believed had long been waiting to claim him But for a short period following his arrival at Dartford there seemed to be those who continued to believe in Gurney’s capabilities A belief that by having finally found some calm and. n Zodiac Light by Robert Edric recounts an episode I presume fictionalised in the life of Ivor Gurney a poet and composer of the early 20th CenturySet in the City of London Mental Hospital Dartford in 1923 it is told by one of the psychiatrists who is treating Gurney for Paranoid Schizophrenia which pre dated but almost certainly was exacerbated by his wartime experiencesIt mainly concerns the efforts of Gurney s supporters to highlight his talents unaware as they are of the severity of his illnessA theme running through the book is that of bee keeping I m su


7 thoughts on “In Zodiac Light

  1. says:

    Set in the City of London Asylum in 1922 the main character is based on the World War One poet and composer Ivor

  2. says:

    This is trying to be The Ghost Road but not succeedingInteresting enough to keep me reading but does not make me wanna go out and look for any by him

  3. says:

    n Zodiac Light by Robert Edric recounts an episode I presume fictionalised in the life of Ivor Gurney a poet and composer of the early 20th CenturySet in the City of London Mental Hospital Dartford in 1923 it is told by one of the psychiatrists who is treating Gurney for Paranoid Schizophrenia which pre dated bu

  4. says:

    I read 'Cradle Song' in 2011 at a time when I was beginning to seek out crime fiction and had immersed myself in the fast paced snappy dialogue of Stuart MacBride and the like The ponderous conversation written by Edric felt comparatively over long to an almost unbelievable degree'In Zodiac Light' was very different Perfectly pitched for its subject which was not a happy one solid and totally convincing with a strong flavour of the time and

  5. says:

    There is to this book than the blurb reveals All told from the pov of a dr it captures some patients well but unfortunately in not enough depth Tbh there is a plethora of information about bees that could have been cut down in place of this

  6. says:

    this was just awful i read about half of it in the hope that it would get better but it just did not and what was the stuff about beekeeping all about

  7. says:

    Taking place in an asylum just after WW1 the story is one of doubt and uncertainty Well written and touching

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