Title Julian Grenfell: His Life and the Times of His Death 1888-1915
Book Condition Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper
Size 411 pages
Publisher London Persephone Books c1976, 2014
0953478092 / 9780953478095
Seller ID 7216
Spine creased, very light edgewear. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. Persephone editions have uniform grey covers and dust wrappers with lovely decorated endpapers and bookmarks unique to each title.; This edition contains a new preface by the author. 'This biography of the First World War poet Julian Grenfell, first published in 1976, is, we believe, one of the best biographies of recent times – partly because so much of it is about his mother, the fascinating but maddening Ettie Desborough.' The author (who married Ettie's granddaughter and is a much acclaimed novelist) 'was able to draw on extremely interesting and previously unused family papers.' It brings Edwardian society to life.; 'This is as much a book about motherhood as it is about a young man and the Great War, and it has been a real surprise.'- Lynne H. author of the 'dovegrey reader scribbles' blog reviews this title. Image is actual copy on offer.
British Author World War I Edwardian England Poet Mother - son relationships