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Remembered Today:

Richard Holmes


Bernard_Lewis
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The local press reports that RH will be giving a talk on his book 'Tommy' at 7pm on Tuesday 21 Nov 2006 - admission free at Swansea University.

I've e-mailed the uni (via a contact) to see if I can tickets for my wife and myself.

Bernard

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thanks for posting this info Bernard. I'd love to be able to go.

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I 'phoned the History Dept. yesterday. No need to book and no tickets issued. Just turn up. See you there, Bernard!

Jonathan

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Yes! I was told the same.

Bernard

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I've now been asked to propose the vote of thanks and present Prof Holmes with a copy of my book 'Swansea Pals'!

Haven't been so happy since Scott Gibbs crossed the line against England at Wembley a few years back (grand daughter incidents excepted).

Bernard

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As a courtousy I'll not mention the rugby...

Bernard

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Superb lecture by Richard Holmes at Swansea University last night! I thoroughly enoyed it and your book was presented to him with aplomb, Bernard. 'The best book written on the First World War' was high praise indeed!

Jonathan

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Thanks Jonathan! I enjoyed the talk and I didn't realise that the audience could hear what he said (they were clapping)! He did say what you quoted so:

Either he's read it before and thinks its brilliant!

or (more likely) it was said with good humour!

I should have said 'its the best book on the Great War that I'VE written!'

Gawd, he was good though wasn't he?

Bernard

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