About this book
Trade paperback. A moving account of the lives and work of the poets of the Great War, 1914-1918. These include Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Vera Britton, Roland Leighton, Robert Graves, Robert Nicols and Edmund Blunden. Ricketts looks at their lives through the various meetings they had. Publication coincides with Armistice Day.
Provides an account of War Poets of 1914-1918, written through a series of actual encounters, or near-encounters, from Siegfried Sassoon's first, blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war, through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Owen when both are in hospital at same time.