Performances

A few words about upcoming performances, theatrical and literary. From August 22nd, the ever-enterprising Finborough Theatre will be presenting John Galsworthy’s Windows. This is a 1922 comedy about post-war Britain and its confusions, and hasn’t been professionally produced for 85 years, apparently. I shall be in London in August and have bought my ticket for […]

Modern Troubadours

Thanks to Ann-Marie Einhaus for pointing me towards Lena Ashwell’s 1922 book  Modern Troubadours, an account of the musical and theatrical troupes organised by Miss Ashwell, which took entertainment to soldiers in France and elsewhere. (A digital versioncan be found at the Internet Archive.) Ive just had a skim through so far, and I’m particularly […]

Air war fiction

I’ve been tweeted with a question about ‘#WWI aviation novels published 1918-1940?’ I can’t suggest very much, but here are some random thoughts: During the war, flyers were presented as heroes, but most home-based writers had little idea of the technicalities of flying. Actual airmen wrote quite a bit of poetry, but little prose that […]