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First World War Poems

Jane McMorland Hunter

National Trust

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ISBN: 9781909881105

Price: £12.99

Publication date: 4 July 2014

Series: National Trust History & Heritage

Category: Poetry

This is an anthology of over 100 poems written during and about the First World War. There are all the famous frontline poets – including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Edward Thomas – but also civilians writing from the Home Front, including Rudyard Kipling and Vera Brittain. The poems are organised into themed chapters, ranging from the war in the air to the impact on families and sweethearts and even the contribution of animals. Two of the poems are previously unpublished gems by an airman called Eric Simson. 

The book is illustrated throughout with evocative paintings and posters from the First World War. The artists include key names such as Nash and Nevinson. 

ABOUT THE B01

Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London and Favourite Poems of England. Her other books include The Tiny Garden and For the Love of an Orchard both of which have been widely and favourably reviewed. She lives in London.

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