Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Falklands Diary 1914


I have recently been taking my daughter to ballet lessons on a Wednesday afternoon, giving me about an hour or so to kill with a wander about in town. This has usually ended up in the local Oxfam second hand bookshop, which I used to visit every week on a Friday when I was taking the boys to judo and swimming. Today, I found a hardback copy of this little book, which is a transcript of the diary of a Royal Navy surgeon during the Battle of the Falklands in 1914. I started reading it in the car as I was waiting for the ballet class to finish and it's really fascinating, in an anecdotal and historical way, with lots of period detail and genuine Edwardian understatement. A good find!

2 comments:

  1. I've heard of that book. What a nice find!

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  2. See if you can get hold of a copy..it's really good.

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