Part 1 The Blue Cockade
Chapter 2 Guarding England - winter
end of PT Instruction and on guard in awful conditions;Chippenham, Corsham, Lee-on-Solent and Southbourne; Corporal to Lance Corporal to Corporal again.
‘Morning never comes too soon,
I can face the afternoon,
But Oh! Those lonely nights!'
I had to admit the truth of those lines. It deals with that part in the life of a poet, (the hero is of course a poet as in Poets’ Pub) from when he joins the army during the last war to when he finally ends up in a marriage of convenience. It is brilliantly written in the usual Linklater style.”