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Goodbye To All That


I’ve always loved the title of Joan Didion’s essay, Goodbye to All That, which pays homage to New York, the city, her love for it, but the need to leave it behind. 384 more words

On Life

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It is time to leave the Triangle, our home for just shy of three years. We will leave behind us many memories, one truly battered sofa, and a chicken coop. 570 more words


Goodbye, farewell

Goodbye to all that by Robert Graves

In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing ‘never to make England my home again’. This is his superb account of his life up until that ‘bitter leave-taking’: from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life.

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Climbing Mount Readmore 2017, 13/100 'Goodbye To All That'

Goodbye To All That By Robert Graves

Paperback Edition

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Sassoon's copy of 'Goodbye to All That'

There is an excellent article by jean Moorcroft Wilson in this week’s TLS . She has been looking at Siegfried Sassoon’s own copy of ‘Goodbye to All That’, which he annotated indignantly, marking factual errors and marking various passages as ‘rot’, ‘fiction’, ‘faked’ or ‘skite’. 242 more words


Goodbye to Christmas Truces

(published originally at Wrath-Bearing Tree December 2014)

We have recently passed the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, which has occasioned a fair amount of press coverage looking back at the so-called (and ill-named) “Great War” or “War to End all Wars”. 3,866 more words


 Goodbye to All That

Just occasionally, anti brexit feeling reveals itself in a little pocket of rebellion. (I notice with a hollow laugh that a little red line appears under the word brexit as if even the cloud thinks it’s invalid). 182 more words