A Very English Hero : The Making of Frank Thompson, Paperback

A Very English Hero : The Making of Frank Thompson Paperback



Modest, handsome and a fine poet, eccentric Englishman Frank Thompson made an unlikely soldier.

Brother of E. P. Thompson and lover of Iris Murdoch, Frank was an intellectual idealist, a rare combination of brilliant mind and enormous heart.

Of his wartime experiences, Frank wrote prodigiously.

His letters, diaries and poetry still read fresh and intimate today - and it is from these that Peter J.

Conradi brings vividly to life a brilliantly attractive and courageous personality.

Aged just twenty-three, Frank was captured, tortured and executed in Bulgaria.

A soldier of principle and integrity, he fought a poet's war; a very English hero from a very different era.




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