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The Lost Generation » The Lost Generation


  1. Wow, this is really good.
    I haven’t read any of Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books, the only crime fiction I have read of his was the Red House Mystery, which didn’t impress me (there is a review on my blog).
    What also might be of interest is that Milne’s illustrator was E H Shepard, who served with distinction in World War 1 and produced drawings of his experiences at the time.

    Comment by fenlandphil | November 11, 2022 | Reply

    • I haven’t read any of Milne’s works, not even Pooh but I saw this book at an antiques and collectors fair at Copdock last Sunday, I think it was a bargain as when I picked it up and asked the price the seller wanted £10 but we agreed on £8, when I got home the price tag had slipped and it should have been £18, much too much in my view but an interesting read.

      Comment by summertime75 | November 11, 2022 | Reply

  2. Wilfred Owens was another one of the Lost Generation writers. He wrote mostly from the trenches about the horrors of war and especially gas attacks. His poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ was written whilst in hospital in 1917 recovering from shell shock. The full line is repeated in the poem and is ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori’ which means ‘It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country’.

    Sadly many did.

    Comment by David | November 12, 2022 | Reply

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