Iain Mackenzie-Blair is a prize-winning poet, published by diehard and regularly in Poetry Scotland and lives ten miles from the nearest shop in the North West Highlands looking across the Minch towards Skye. He graduated from Trinity College, Dublin and Balliol, Oxford. A former climbing instructor, columnist for the Irish Times, Near Eastern archaeologist exploring the Dead Sea shore of the Judean Wilderness until the outbreak of the â€™67 Arab-Israeli war, he then taught English at one of the great Public Schools where, latterly, he was also a Housemaster.
A cross between Tom Brown's School Days and Lord of the Flies, School Days explores the hierarchical world of the public school system in the forties. Dark and powerful, this novel lays bare the unspeakable cruelties that many have faced at boarding schools over the years.