On Ebay again, I’ve bought a job lot of David Low caricatures as issued as supplements to the New Statesman in 1926. Most are named, but one is puzzling me: The initials Y.Y. are foxing me – though I have an idea that I ought to know who this is. Can anyone enlighten me?

Who is the politician?

I’m currently reading (and admiring) C.R. Benstead’s 1930 novel, Retreat, whose central figure is a chaplain attached to an artillery unit in the Fifth Army during the momentous¬† German assault of March-April 1918. The novel graphically describes the efforts of the over-extended unit to hold their position as the Germans relentlessly advanced. But a detail […]