Anthony Blair, Captain of School
by an Old Boy [John Morrison]. £9.99. ISBN 0-9550276-0-8
This book is written and illustrated in the style of a schoolboy’s adventure, and tells the story of how young Anthony Blair arrives as a new boy at St Steven’s College, and details his progress until by dint of a winning smile, an agreeable personality, and an ability to lie convincingly, he finally becomes school captain.
In this allegorical tale St Steven’s (
You get the sort of thing. Anthony Blair is portrayed as a charmer who
always neatly bends the truth to suit his purpose, who succeeds well with Dr
Bush and anyone else in authority, who genuinely feels he is never to blame
when things go badly wrong, as in the bloody fight at the end of the book [
After the battle, the book departs from its allegorical role. Anthony Blair, despite his protestations, is found guilty and sentenced. But our hero escapes justice and becomes a missionary. In what may be more wish fulfilment on the part of the author than a genuine attempt to predict the real Anthony Blair’s uncertain future, young Blair picks the wrong island, and is eaten by cannibals.