A bestseller on publication in 1928, Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man, is a superb evocation of the Edwardian age and has remained in print ever since. Sassoon depicts life in pre-First World War Britain, one of quiet villages and cricket matches.
It is the first volume of a trilogy, followed by Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Sherston’s Progress, that charts both the destruction of the world for which Sassoon fought, and his own emergence as one of Britain’s finest war poets.
Reviewed by Flora Watkins in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.
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