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1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

A poem full of raw emotion and a tremendous sense of loss and sadness. The reader becomes acutely aware that Blunden is biding his time, waiting for his life to return to him, so that he can once again be at peace in his beloved countryside, but one also realises that he never really achieved […]

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Birdsong – Part Two

Birdsong - BBC Television adaptation

Despite my misgivings about the first part of the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong, I still had fairly high hopes for the second half. Okay, there was a lot to cram in to one episode, but at least it would mainly focus around Stephen Wraysford, his comrades and their reactions, rather than the slightly […]

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Apologia Pro Poemate Meo by Wilfred Owen

Apologia Pro Poemate Meo by Wilfred Owen poster