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Modris Eksteins: Walking Since Daybreak

This book adds to the territory covered by Timothy Snyder‘s excellent Borderlands and The Reconstruction of Nations, with a specifically Latvian perspective, but overall, it’s rather flawed in its execution. 464 more words

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Robert Macfarlane: The Old Ways

Ultimately, I found this book frustrating. Macfarlane walks a great deal, loves walking, for the sake of it and for the feel and exhilaration of it. 277 more words

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Bela Zombory-Moldovan: The Burning of the World

An interesting addition to the writings about the Great War; written long after the events described, this hindsight inevitably gives a certain cast to this memoir, to the way he writes, and what he remembers. 422 more words

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Poetry: Siegfried Sassoon

I’ve always been moved by the story that Sassoon encouraged and supported Owen in writing poetry while the two were both at Craiglockhart, during the First World War. 450 more words

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Poetry: Wilfred Owen

Perhaps one is pre-disposed to warm to Wilfred Owen‘s poetry by his own tragic story: killed in action a mere week before the Armistice (but then, when you get to thinking about this, it is even crueller to realise that someone had to be the last person killed) and his parents receiving the telegram a week later, whilst everyone around finally celebrated the end… 390 more words

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The First World War: Hew Strachan.

Reviewed over the next few weeks, books, for you or the History lover in your life. #1

Review #1:  The First World War.  by Hew Strachan: 991 more words

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What's your coin of the year?

We have selected our top ten shortlist of the most popular coin designs of the year – which one is your favourite?

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