Cover art for The Gaudy, the first novel of the series

A Staircase in Surrey is a Scottish novel series written by Scottish novelist and academic J. I. M. Stewart and published by Victor Gollancz in London. This series debuted in 1974 and ended in 1978 and it is made up of five novels.

Book list

# Name Year of publication
1 The Gaudy 1974
2 Young Patullo 1975
3 A Memorial Service 1976
4 The Madonna of the Astrolabe 1977
5 Full Term 1978


  • The word "Surrey" in the title of the quintet refers to student accommodation in an imaginary Oxford college.
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