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Never Marry a Cricketer “A sheer delight.” :Jack Sockell

The War Poems of a Young Soldier

As a poet, John Hollands has a most distinctive style. He writes poetry which the man in the street enjoys and understands. He believes in rhyme and rhythm.

His war poems are all the more remarkable because they tell the story of a young soldier who wrote the poems while serving in the trenches. Then, when he is eventually killed, his poems are rescued from his wrecked bunker. Unlike most war poems, these give a comprehensive picture of an entire campaign, as seen through the eyes of one individual.

Britain’s literary guru, Sir Christopher Ondaatje, has described these poems as “Unique, harrowing, and brilliant!”


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