Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas

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Now All Roads Lead to France Presents an account of author's final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas's fatal decision to fight in the war. Full description

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'One of the many subsidiary delights of this exceptionally fine biography is its melancholy, and often very funny, evocation of the literary life ... Now All Roads Lead To France is a beautiful biography, an unfussy, clear-headed study of the making of a poet, and perhaps above all, a gentle reminder that poetry can be almost as essential to the human spirit as breathing.' --Mail on Sunday ~ Book of the Week

'Now All Roads Lead to France tells a story so delicate, tragic and inevitable, and which contains examples of such searingly perfect poetry, that all I can say is that this is a beautiful book. Read it.' --Tribune

'Hollis is [Thomas's] perfect biographer.' --New Statesman

Reimagining [Thomas s] life might seem impossible but that is what Matthew Hollis has done ... an exquisitely perceptive account of Thomas s late turn to poetry and the complex inner currents that led him to enlist in the army and die from the blast of a shell in northern France. --John Gray, New Statesman

'Hollis is [Thomas's] perfect biographer.' -- New Statesman >> 'I greatly admired Matthew Hollis s biography of Edward Thomas.' --Robert Macfarlane, Guardian >> 'The haunting story of Edward Thomas, an unhappy genius who finally found his poetic vocation only for it to be snuffed out by a passing shell.' -- --Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph

Reimagining [Thomas s] life might seem impossible but that is what Matthew Hollis has done ... an exquisitely perceptive account of Thomas s late turn to poetry and the complex inner currents that led him to enlist in the army and die from the blast of a shell in northern France. --John Gray, New Statesman

'Hollis is [Thomas's] perfect biographer.' --New Statesman

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Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets. Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas's fatal decision to fight in the war. The book also evokes an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a battleground for new, ambitious kinds of writing. A generation that included W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke were 'making it new' - vehemently and pugnaciously. These larger-than-life characters surround a central figure, tormented by his work and his marriage. But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift. In 1914 the two friends formed the ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the twentieth century. But the War put an ocean between them: Frost returned to the safety of New England while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old. It is these roads taken - and those not taken - that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas's tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.

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