Studies

This part of the website contains in-depth articles on specific topics. They discuss Q's novels, his short stories and his academic work. You can also find articles about members of Q's family and the influence they had upon him.

Many of the studies also provide information on the cultural and political climate that will cast new light on Q's life and his writings.

You can select from the whole list – or use the drop-down menu to limit your choice of subject matter to biographical material, literary works or Q’s academic lectures.

Ia, a Love Story: a study Andrew Symons
Bertha Couch and her Writing of the Life of Jonathan Couch Andrew Symons
John Keats in Context: a Study of the Keats or Keate Family in the Context of Q's Studies of the Romantic Poets Andrew Symons
The Stories of Q Inspired by the Peninsular War Andrew Symons
Reflections on Hocken and Hunken Andrew Symons Some reflections on the style, structure and themes of Q's novel Hocken and Hunken.
Fort Amity: a study Andrew Symons
The Splendid Spur: a study Andrew Symons
Harry Revel: a study Andrew Symons
Introducing Troy Town: a study Andrew Symons
Poison Island: a study Andrew Symons
The Blue Pavilions: a study Andrew Symons
The Philosophical Context of I Saw Three Ships: a study Andrew Symons
Q's Family and Dead Man's Rock: a study Andrew Symons
The Mayor of Troy: a study Andrew Symons
Thomas Bond and The Mayor of Troy Andrew Symons
The Ship of Stars: a study Andrew Symons
Noughts and Crosses: a study Andrew Symons
Lectures on Byron & Shelley: a study Andrew Symons
A Lecture on Lectures: a study Andrew Symons
A Lecture on Tradition and Orthodoxy: a study Andrew Symons
Lectures on the Art of Reading: a study Andrew Symons
Lectures on some Seventeenth Century Poets: a study Andrew Symons
The Medical Training of Jonathan Couch: a study Andrew Symons
The Scientific Thinking of Dr Thomas Quiller Couch: a study Andrew Symons
Q and the Hones Family: a study Gerry Hones
The Life and Writings of Richard Quiller Couch Andrew Symons
John Quiller Couch: a study Andrew Symons