The Tears Of War by May Wedderburn Cannan

bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2000, under-10-ratings, wwi, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, radio-4x, play-dramatisation, love, poetry, epistolatory-diary-blog, autobiography-memoir, plague-disease, tragedy

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read on November 12, 2015

Description: The Tears of War is the true love story of a First World War poet, May Cannan and an artilery officer, Bevil Quiller-Couch. The book tells their story through May’s poems, extracts from her autobiography and through Bevil’s letters. Part biography, part poetry, a unique telling of their story.

May Wedderburn Cannan

The true First World War love story of May Wedderburn Cannan and Bevil Quiller-Couch. Stars Jasmine Hyde and James Purefoy.

“The Armistice” by May Wedderburn Cannan

This warmed the cockles but the ending is so sad.


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