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Full of Hope and Fear : The Great War Letters of an Oxford Family

By: Bonfiglioli, Margaret.
Contributor(s): Munson, James.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (443 p.).ISBN: 9780191016950.Subject(s): Slater, Gilbert, -- 1864-1938 -- Correspondence | World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- England -- OxfordshireGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Full of Hope and Fear : The Great War Letters of an Oxford FamilyDDC classification: 942.5740840922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. This collection of letters - which lay untouched for almost ninety years - allows a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The Slaters - the family at the heart of these letters - lived in Oxford. Like most families, they were both typical and unique. Gilbert, the father of the family, had been head of Ruskin College in Oxford, and during the war found work as the first Pro
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The First World War has survived as part of our national memory in a way no previous war has ever done. This collection of letters - which lay untouched for almost ninety years - allows a unique glimpse into the war as experienced by one family at the time, transporting us back to an era which is now slipping tantalizingly out of living memory. The Slaters - the family at the heart of these letters - lived in Oxford. Like most families, they were both typical and unique. Gilbert, the father of the family, had been head of Ruskin College in Oxford, and during the war found work as the first Pro

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James Munson was Literary Editor of Contemporary Review from 1994 to 2012. Prior to that, he taught history at Oxford University and was for many years a script writer for BBC Television and Radio. He has also written for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. He has published widely, including a biography of Queen Victoria, and his most recent book (with RichardMullen) is Smell of the Continent: The British Discover Europe, 1814-1914 (2009), described by A. N. Wilson as 'pure charm'.Margaret Bonfiglioli read English at Oxford. Her particular interest in family letters began with a special study of the Verney Papers under Rachel Trickett. In 2001 she published The Mortdecai ABC: A Bonfiglioli Reader, a collection of the writings of her husband, the thriller writer Kyril Bonfiglioli. She is the daughter of Owen Slater, one of the central correspondents in this collection. In 2008 she began to re-discover the letters that form the basis of this book.

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