A Very English Hero : The Making of Frank Thompson Paperback / softback
Modest, handsome and a fine poet, eccentric Englishman Frank Thompson made an unlikely soldier.
Brother of E. P. Thompson and lover of Iris Murdoch, Frank was an intellectual idealist, a rare combination of brilliant mind and enormous heart.
Of his wartime experiences, Frank wrote prodigiously.
His letters, diaries and poetry still read fresh and intimate today - and it is from these that Peter J.
Conradi brings vividly to life a brilliantly attractive and courageous personality.
Aged just twenty-three, Frank was captured, tortured and executed in Bulgaria.
A soldier of principle and integrity, he fought a poet's war; a very English hero from a very different era.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/08/2013
- Category: Autobiography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781408830925