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The Icknield Way. with Illus. by A.L. Collins
This early work by Edward Thomas was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Icknield Way' is one of Thomas's essays on travel. Philip Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London, England in 1878. His parents were Welsh migrants, and Thomas attended several schools, before ending up at St. Pauls. Thomas led a ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published January 9th 2013 by Das Press
(first published 1913)
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I got a wonderful old copy of this from the Wellesley College library through interlibrary loan. Wanted to read it because of MacFarland's marvelous book about walking, but this didn't work for me. There are almost turn-by-turn directions for following the Way, and I couldn't get to any good parts. I've since downloaded it and might do better if I give it more time.
Philip Edward Thomas was an Anglo-Welsh writer of prose and poetry. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences. Already an accomplished writer, Thomas turned to poetry only in 1914. He enlisted in the army in 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France.More about Edward Thomas...