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28 May 1915

It may have seemed surprising, or even shocking, that Calderon did not end his letter to Kittie yesterday with any endearments to her, only a ‘warm embrace’ for their dog! 509 more words

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'An obscure mixture of feelings'

I try reading the London Review of Books about twice a year, but each time end by flinging it in the bin: it’s not a… 457 more words

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The bifurcator biffed

Faithful followers of this blog know that since last September I have been dogged by the rival claims of writing the blog and finishing the biography. 420 more words

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Transfiguration and parting

Today, 10 May 1915, which was a Monday, George and Kittie set out on the 140-mile journey by train from Gosport to the naval base of Devonport, where he was to embark for an unknown destination. 587 more words

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Hypothesis, or conspiracy theory?

Whilst writing Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky reminded himself in his notebook that he must ‘establish why Raskol’nikov killed the old woman'; although he had already suggested  1,104 more words

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8 May 1915

Today Kittie accompanied George to Brockhurst, where they stayed two days, probably at a B&B called Warwick House run by a Mrs Seymour. On the train journey, it is highly probable that George bought  537 more words

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7 May 1915: Farewell to friends

A telegram arrived at tea-time on the Friday  saying he would be home that evening for one night’s leave only to return next day to Fort Brockhurst to await immediate orders to go on active service.

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