WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.

By: Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin).

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280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel.

Title: WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.

Author Name: Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin).

Categories: Military - Naval: First World War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Frontline: 2009

ISBN Number: 1848325452

ISBN Number 13: 9781848325456

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 27840

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