Find out more about the book, what it is about and why I felt it was important to write it.
On my concerns that the simple number of programmes documenting and dramatising the Great War on the BB (radio and television) runs the risk of losing the important message the commemoration should get across to the public.
A guest post on my blog, looking at the impact of Spiritualism on the Anglican church in the 1930s.
For World Poetry Day I look at a poem that inspired a chapter of the book and the ‘men whose lives the dead have ravish’d’
How many people had heard of the ‘First Blitz’. when zeppelin airships and giant planes flew from Germany to wreak havoc on the streets of Britain?
On the rise of the Spiritualist church, seances and famous mediums during and after the First World War and the ‘celebrities’ who endorsed and believed in them.
Marie Stopes was not just an advocate for birth control for women of all classes – she had an agenda. Here I look at the many famous names who supported this very British brand of fascism.
Here Ian Stevenson guest posts for me, replying with what can be called ‘the other side’ of the story of spiritualism and the Great War.
I discuss the films of shell shock victims made by Arthur Hurst at Seale Hayne Hospital in Devon. They have influenced the way we imagine the shell shocked soldier, but are they all they seem?
In which I review a new educational resource, made free to teachers and schools to engage pupils in their First World War studies in a creative way.
A piece looking at Philip Larkin’s poem written 50 years after the start of the First World War, with the moving lines ‘Never such innocence/Never before or since…
Looking at how the Spanish influenza outbreak of 1918 and 1919 heaped tragedy upon tragedy as it caused the deaths of many who had survived the horrors of war.