Rosemary Hill: The Writers’ Blitz
21 February 2013
Show More The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War by Lara Feigel.
Bloomsbury, 519 pp., £25, January 2013, 978 1 4088 3044 4Show More
“... World War. Bowen later remembered it as the ‘most interesting period of my life’. Lara Feigel unravels the tangled web, concentrating on the experiences of six novelists: Bowen, Graham Greene, Henry Yorke (who wrote as HenryGreen), Rose Macaulay, Rosamond Lehmann and the Austrian émigrée Hilde Spiel. The combination of danger and novelty made the times ‘an absolute gift to the writer’, as ...”