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The View from 22 podcast books special: World War I and grave hunting

5 November 2013

10:35 AM

5 November 2013

10:35 AM

I’m delighted to present the first View from 22 books podcast. We begin with Allan Mallinson’s new book 1914: Fight the Good Fight (reviewed here by Peter J. Conradi), which argues that the Great War might have been won in 1915 if the British Expeditionary Force had been used as a strategic reserve in 1914. Mallinson and Charlotte Moore (who has reviewed Great Britain’s Great War by Jeremy Paxman and Fighting on the Home Front by Kate Adie in the latest issue of the Spectator) imagine what modern Britain would look like if the war had ended earlier.

Ann Treneman has written Finding the Plot: 100 Graves You Must See Before You Die. She and Deborah Ross, who has reviewed Ann’s book in this week’s Spectator, discuss the quiet pleasures and strange sights to be found in cemeteries. Every grave, you see, is a life. Finally, I look at the rest of this week’s book reviews. Do let us know what you think of this podcast.


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The View from 22 books special — Length: 29:01


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