The Oxford Literary Festival starts tomorrow, and includes several items of WW1 interest.
On Saturday 20 March, at 4 p.m., Juliet Nicholson will be discussing the aftermath of the War in a talk called The Great Silence.
On Tuesday 23rd, at 8 p.m. David Boyd Hancock will be talking about his book A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War. I ordered this book a while back, but when it arrived, my wife grabbed it and devoured it with great enthusiasm. I’ve not yet got round to reading it myself, but can pass on Marion’s strong recommendation.
The session I’m most looking forward to, though, is on Friday 26th, at 6 p.m. This is a discussion of The Poetry of War, between three poets – David Harsent, Jon Stallworthy (who was the external examiner for my viva) and Tim Kendall of the always-excellent War Poetry blog.