How secure is the world of Sir. James Mainwaring, Bt? 'Jumbo' Mainwaring still heads the industrial empire founded by his great-
But how truly secure is Jumbo's 'scheme of things'?
`I write of father and of son,' is how Tom Stacey opens Decline. So indeed he does; and Jamie's part in Decline is precisely equivalent and ,in counterpoint to his father's. The reader is carried not just to Eton and Cambridge, but Africa, post-
Decline is a classic story about English upper-