A New Novel by Roger Scruton
Published by Bloomsbury in March 2015
The Disappeared is a story of our times, of kidnap and rescue, of abuse and healing. It is the story of Stephen, a teacher whose love for the pupil who shares his dreams bring him face to face with ruin; of Sharon, the child of a feckless stepmother, and her criminal abusers; of Laura, the investigative high-flyer, now faced with rape and sexual slavery; of Justin, environmentalist and Heavy Metal fan, whose obsession with Muhibbah, rescued from forced marriage, spells disaster for them both. It is the story of a police force fearful of charges of racism, and a social worker, Iona, expected to make a viable community from fragments that will not join.
With dizzying speed The Disappeared uncovers the chaotic underworld of a Yorkshire city, its characters eventually stumbling across one another in a single catastrophe. A victim may bring redemption: but who will it be?
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BBC 'A Point of View' Series
Roger has just presented a three-part series on art for the BBC's News Magazine. You can access all three articles and podcasts here
Most recent article
What should we be building today?
Whether or not our political class has the ability or the will to control immigration, we have to accept that many of the millions who have come to this country in the last two decades are here to stay, and will need to be housed. Without a massive expansion of the housing stock, prices will continue to rise and the pressure on planning laws and infrastructure will become increasingly difficult to manage. As a result we face a question that concerns every resident of Britain, and which must be addressed with true public spirit: how we should build. As the Government embarks on a programme of affordable building for first-time buyers, then, it is reassuring to note that a "design panel" of experts, including the architect Sir Terry Farrell, is being appointed to address exactly that issue.
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Roger in Canada April 2014
Listen to an interview with Roger based on a conference at McGill University, Montreal: Thinking the Sacred with Roger Scruton (April 2014). You can also listen to Roger's lecture: The Experience of the Sacred as Lebenswelt.
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Roger in Australia May 2014
Liberty and Democracy in Western Civilisation
Institute of Public Affairs Sydney
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