If only i could get my hands on some very old Owen......I think if that happens I may pass out from pure happiness.
Hello everyone :D Just thought i'd introduce myself and declare with much enthusiasm how brilliant this community is. I am a history graduate who has loved the war poets most passionately since studying them at length for A Level. Owen is my all time favourite, closely followed by Sassoon, Charles Sorley and Isaac Rosenberg. I thought I'd share with you a little joy that occurred two weeks ago-I came across not only 'memoirs of a fox-hunting man' but also 'memoirs of an infantry officer' at a local second hand book store. I also picked up John Stuart Robert's biography of Sassoon, seeing as I already have the one by Max Egremont. The edition of 'memoirs of a fox-hunting man' was published in 1944 and 'memoirs of an infantry officer' in 1932. I have a thing about collecting old editions, (i have a collection of Rupert Brooke's early and later works from 1920!) so you can imagine how thrilled I was to be able to own them. And the best thing was that my love for dear old Sass didn't evern phase my other half (who tried to buy them for me when I wasn't looking!)