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BOOKS - criticism, biography, history.

Heroes' Twilight by Bernard Bergonzi. The best critical introduction to the poetry of the First World War. Revised, extended edition, 248 pages, paperback.  Published by Carcanet. RRP 12-95 Our price 7-95. Save 5.

Wilfred Owen, by Jon Stallworthy. For many years the standard biography of Wilfred Owen. 333 pages, paperback. Published by Oxford. RRP 9-99. Our price 5-99. Save 4.

Siegfried Sassoon, the Making of a Poet, by Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Fascinating, revealing, and long awaited first biography of Sassoon. Covers his life up to the end of the First World War. 632 pages, hardback. Published by Duckworth. RRP 25. Our price 13. Save 12. NOW SOLD OUT.

The War Poems, Siegfried Sassoon, edited by Rupert Hart-Davis. This is the fullest available collection of Sassoon's war poems. 160 pages, paperback. Published by Faber. RRP 8-99. Our price 5-99. Save 3.

Edward Thomas, the Last Four Years, by Eleanor Farjeon. Her moving account of her deep friendship with Edward Thomas. 320 pages, paperback. One copy only. Cover slightly marked. Published by Sutton. RRP 12-99. Our price 7-99. Save 5.

First World War, by Martin Gilbert. Comprehensive, authoritative, compassionate, clear, very readable. An outstanding history of the First World War. 610 pages, paperback. Published by Harper Collins. RRP 10-99.  Our price 6-99. Save 4.



Wonderful to listen to. Useful as a teaching aid to engage students' attention, stimulate discussion and students' own readings of poetry.

Poets of the Great War. NAXOS recording. A selection  -  Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Richard Aldington, Edmund Blunden. Edward Thomas, Rupert Brooke, and many others.  Read by Michael Maloney, Jasper Britton, Michael Sheen and Sarah Woodward.  

2 CD set, total duration one hour 52 minutes. A NAXOS AUDIO BOOK. RRP 10-99. Our price 6-99. Save 4.

2 tape set. Same recording on two audio tapes. RRP 8-99. Our price 4-99. Save 4.

War Poems, an anthology of War Poems from the Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. Read by Paul McGann and Regine Candler. Published by Harper Collins. Two audio tapes. Duration approximately two and a quarter hours. RRP 8-99. Our price 4-99. Save 4.

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