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Richard Skinner on Keith Douglas’s Alamein to Zem Zem

By Richard Skinner 

My grandfather, Captain Alexander Greig, served in North Africa during the Second World War. 895 more words

The End of American Innocence

Right is more precious than peace.

America must fight for the principles that gave birth to her.

God helping her, she can do no better.

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Philip Gibbs and the war-book boom

The novelist hero of Philip Gibbs’s 1931 novel The Winding Lane is an ex-soldier rather ill at ease in the literary world. At the Pen and Palette, a bohemian club catering for the artistic set, he notes the taste of some of the members: 504 more words


In the Words of an Author: An Interview with Thomas Lowrie

Have there been any authors who have influenced your work? If so, who?

Yes, Lee Child and Nelson DeMille.

Out of all the characters you’ve written, who is your favorite? 355 more words


High as the Heavens

High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin is a novel about Evelyn Marche, a British nurse in Brussels during World War I. But Evelyn is not only a nurse …she also works as a spy. 122 more words

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Thoughts on Mark Sullivan's "Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel"

“Music. Wine. A cigar. The small luxuries of life are how we survive what the mind can’t fathom.”

Mark Sullivan, Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel… 1,190 more words
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