Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, by Siegfried Sassoon, Limited Editions Club (1977)

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) is best known as one of the leading poets of the First World War. Sassoon enlisted in the Army for the war, though soon became horrified at the realities he witnessed. He protested against the continuation of the war which landed him in a military psychiatric hospital, where he was to meet and become a mentor to Wilfred Owen. His strong and public anti-war actions were courageous and should be … Continue reading Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, by Siegfried Sassoon, Limited Editions Club (1977)

The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club (1969)

The Talisman is a novel by Sir Walter Scott which was published in 1825. The Talisman takes place near the conclusion of the Third Crusade, with most of the setting and action taking place with the Crusaders in Palestine, as they place themselves in danger due to scheming and partisan politics, compounded by the illness of King Richard the Lionheart. As with most of Scott’s historical novels, many of the characters are fictionalizations of real people … Continue reading The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott, Limited Editions Club (1969)