http://www.gordonstoun.org.uk/uploads/headers/Top Image 22.jpg

News

Dominic Morgan - Duffus 1987

Backline and other short stories by Dominic Morgan (Duffus 1987)

Both short and deceptively simple, this book of sea stories follows the central protagonist, Silas Murphy, through his hard and dangerous career as a yacht captain and a commercial fisherman.
The rigours of the sea have made him dark and nihilistic and a borderline alcoholic. Yet despite his acceptance and expectation of a cruel fate and despite his seemingly pointless existence, he continues his struggle to survive and eventually finds salvation where he least expects to.
The stories are terse and stark and brutal. With the exception of The Last Voyage, they are all true and are based on the author’s experiences. The book explores the themes of life and death, love and hate, fear and hope and the existential nature of the human condition.
Startlingly frank and open it is both beautiful and terrifying.


Latest News & Alerts

Thai Cave Rescue
Thai Cave Rescue

News from OG Connor Roe who was at the heart of the recent Thai cave rescue.

Read more...
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition
Gold Duke of Edinburgh Expedition

Four Year 13 students headed for the Isle of Mull shortly before the end of term to carry out their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

Read more...
News from the Junior School - Week 10
News from the Junior School - Week 10

Read the latest from the Junior School on the year Group expeditions.

Read more...
News from the Junior School - Week 9
News from the Junior School - Week 9

Read the latest news from the Junior School - Year 8 Exped Training Walk, Last Chapel of the Year, the Mackenzie Cup

Read more...
Made by hampton-smith

Thank you for visiting the Gordonstoun website. Please be aware that this website uses cookies and that we may collect or process personal information about you. By clicking on the “I Agree” button you are giving consent to cookies being used and us collecting some personal information. You can read our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy by clicking here. These policies explain how we use cookies and how we may use your personal information.

[literal] [/literal]